Iowan Composer Arranges Star Wars Suite In Honor Of John Williams' 88th Birthday, Garners Surprise Attention From Star Wars Orchestrator
Aaron Fullan is defying the odds and pursuing a career in film scoring from the unlikely Midwest. And by all appearances, it's finally starting to pay off. Read his comments below about this most recent development:
"As some of you may know, John Williams' 88th birthday is tomorrow, so I decided to arrange a musical tribute piece in honor of this most special occasion. It's entitled, Skywalkers' Legacy | A Star Wars Symphonic Suite (you can watch/listen to it below) and it highlights some of my favorite themes from the Star Wars saga.
I sent it to William Ross, orchestrator/conductor of the latest Star Wars films, and much to my surprise - he watched/listened to the entire thing! He thought it was a very thoughtful birthday gesture and used words/phrases like "quite good", "wonderfully arranged", and "bravo!" in his comments about the piece! Needless to say, my day/week/month/year was made.
I'm a huge fan of the films (even recently won a national Star Wars contest out of 10,000 applicants!) and it's on my bucket list to someday work with Lucasfilm on a Star Wars project (big or small). I like to consider myself as the Luke Skywalker of the entertainment industry. A guy from "the middle of nowhere" with high hopes and aspirations of future, intergalactic adventures. :)
Simply put, John is the reason I started pursuing film scoring. His work on Star Wars (among a myriad of other films) inspired a little kid from Iowa (that's me) to pursue his dreams. And for that, I'm forever grateful.
He may never see this (most likely, he won't), but it was an honor and thrill for me to do this arrangement of his AMAZING themes and share it with you all.
So sit back, make sure your sound is on, click the full screen button on the video, and enjoy this musical journey through one of the greatest sagas of all time. :)
If you enjoy what you hear, please do share it with your friends and tell me what your favorite moment was in the comments below!"