Ominous and imposing, “The Imperial March” perfectly matches Darth Vader’s formidable presence throughout the films.
However, everything changes when the song is played in a major key. Musician Ian Gordon tinkered with “The Imperial March” and the end result is a song that feels regal and uplifting. It seems more appropriate for a grand hero than a terrible villain.
Take a listen below.
He also gave the Major key treatment to the main Star Wars theme.