‘Star Wars: A Musical Journey’ At London’s O2 Arena

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Star Wars - A Musical Journey

On April 11 London’s O2 Arena played host to Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a light and sound spectacular tribute to John Williams’ iconic Star Wars musical score.

Conductor Dirk Brossé led an 86-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra together with the Royal Symphony Choir for over two hours of specially adapted Star Wars music to a light show and various clips (on a 100 foot video screen) from George Lucas’ movies.

Anthony Daniels (aka C3PO), who’s voice is instantly recognizable as C3PO, provided perfect and at times humorous introductory narration to the arrangements.  You’ll love listening to his introductions!

Fortunately for us, footage of the event has been uploaded to YouTube (thanks go to user rufusqaz and others).  The video footage is average but the sound quality is good enough to leave you wishing you had been there.  Watch the clips now:

Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 1
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 2
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 3
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 4
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 5
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 6.0
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Star Wars: A Musical Journey, O2 11/04/09 part 6.5
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A closer view of the orchestra & clip montage of the event courtesy of user mrfids:
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Here’s a special by ITN including interviews with Anthony Daniels and Dirk Brossé:
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Editors note:  The original vinyl record Star Wars score by John Williams was the first soundtrack I ever owned.  32 years later I’m still listening.



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