‘Star Wars’ music animates epic home Christmas display

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A man in Newark, California has crafted an incredible Christmas light display, and he set the display to some of the best music from the “Star Wars” movies.

The video’s YouTube description reads:

This is now my second year decorating. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes! The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths. The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church. The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 12,500 channels running around 100,000 lights. Also, Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark most nights from 6-10pm. Because of the light beams on the roof, I turn off the display in heavy rain. Fair use for educational purposes. Merry Christmas everyone!

List of tracks in order of mix:

  • “Star Wars Main Title and the Arrival at Naboo” – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • “Duel of the Fates” – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • “Across the Stars (Love Theme)” – Star Wars Episode II – The Phantom Menace
  • “Battle of the Heroes” – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Light Saber Fight)
  • “The Hologram; Binary Sunset” – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • “Cantina Band” – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • “Ben Kenobi’s Death/TIE Fighter Attack” – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (TIE Fighter Crash)
  • “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • “Victory Celebration, End Title” – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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