Duel Of The Fates

Today we went up to town to have my winter tyres put on the car. While we were waiting we went for a coffee. By the time we got back to the garage we also had a PS4 bundle with the Star Wars Battlefront game. Talk about impulse!!

Don’t ask me if the game is any good – I’m most definitely not the gamer in this house!!

So for no other reason than Star Wars enjoy something a bit orchestral!

Duel Of The Fates was first used in the first of the prequel films The Phantom Menace (where Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are battling Darth Maul). The piece of music has also been used in various forms in Episodes 2 and 3 and various other Star Wars related games.

This piece as was written by the legend that is John Williams who has worked on all seven Star Wars movies to date (I’m sure it will end up being all nine). If you’ve watched films from the last 50 years you’ll no doubt have heard some of his music (ET, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, Home Alone, Schindler’s List).

The music was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra – who have also been involved with every Star Wars movie – and the London Voices choir. The song is sung in the sacred language of Hinddinism, Sanskrit. With the lyrics taken from an old Welsh poem – Cad Goddeu (Battle of the Trees).

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