In this brand-new video (posted to YouTube December 7), Cooper Carter plays all 31 orchestral parts heard in the original big-screen version of the Star Wars theme song—on guitar!
We're talking about the full orchestra here, including the oboe parts, the flute parts, the violin and viola parts, etc. And don't even get me started on the trombone parts!
"Forty-five tracks, 31 orchestral parts, 12 Star Wars shirts and a whole lotta guitars," Cooper says. "[It's] one giant tribute to the greatest saga of all time."
The iconic piece was, of course, composed by John Williams, and Carter arranged this "guitar orchestra" version himself.
In terms of the comments and general reaction to the clip, it's off to a strong start. Viewers have referred to it as "epic" (a fitting modifier, yes?), and the thumbs-up-to-thumbs-down ratio is truly remarkable.
By the way, Carter used Fractal Audio's AX8 amp modeler to dial in the many different sounds heard in the clip, which you can check out below.
By the way, the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens December 18. You can check out a trailer below. Enjoy!