The Star Wars theme combined with the Lark Ascending is unashamedly populist - and totally works

9 June 2016, 15:21

Nobody saw this coming: Star Wars has never been so pastoral in this arrangement for keyboard.

This musical mash-up combines two juggernauts of the Classic FM radio playlist: the Star Wars theme and The Lark Ascending.

John Williams’s score is inarguably the best movie theme music ever, while Ralph Vaughan Williams’s bucolic masterpiece regularly tops the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame, much to the delight of our listeners:

Owen Heritage performs his new arrangement on keyboard, but in our heads we’re imagining soaring strings.

Our dearest wish now is that Nicola Benedetti will perform this arrangement with a lightsaber violin bow.

The Lark Ascending and Star Wars mash-up

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

rune brodahl horn player

Joyous: this horn player absolutely lets rip during a ballet performance

Backstreet Boys in the style of Bach

The Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way' in the style of a Bach Allemande

Sunshine

Quiz: Answer these questions and we'll tell you what your ultimate summer banger is