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Composer and improvisation master Richard Grayson rising to the challenge of performing The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme from Star Wars) in the style of Beethoven.

Nails it.

(We originally posted this back in 2010, but it’s doing the rounds again and is well worth a listen if you missed it.)


In May – about a week before the country fessed up to that €23 billion hole in its accounts – Spain’s Banco Sabadell celebrated its 130th anniversary with a surprise performance of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy, featuring an orchestral flashmob of the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the choirs of Lieder and Friends of l’Opera and the Choral Belles Arts, conducted by Josef Vila Casañas.

Stirring stuff.

One can only hope the current EU deal plays out as well.



Pianist and composer, Richard Grayson improvises a Moonlight Sonata-esque version of the Darth Vader theme.

Impressed? He also does the Muppets theme in the style of a Bach fugue.

And that’s not all.