A double bass quartet playing the Imperial March from Star Wars is as monumental as you’d expect

15 August 2018, 15:26 | Updated: 15 August 2018, 17:38

By Kyle Macdonald

The deep roar of a quartet of double basses, playing one of John Williams' greatest themes.

John Williams' Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back is one of movie music's most formidable themes, full of drive, power and sheer magnificence.

So how does it sound arranged for a quartet of double basses? Grab your lightsaber and get ready to be overcome by sheer sci-fi majesty!

Bravo to Texas double bassist Lauren Pierce and the young players who make up the 'Girl Power Bass Quartet'. You can follow Lauren and see more videos on her Facebook page.

And if you'd like to hear the music of John Williams in all its glory, you need to get our very special JW compilation.

John Williams: A Life in Music
Picture: Classic FM