This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:47, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
I remember reading in "The Paradise Snare" that at the end, when Han just graduated and the cadets are boarding the ships, that Han hears the "martial theme of the Imperial Navy". I figured this was an Easter egg, although the Wookieepedia page for "The Imperial March" has it making in-universe appearances. So, first a simple question:
1.) Is the real world Imperial March actually the canon theme for the Galactic Empire, like "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the United States?
If so, then, and this is my real question:
2.) What is the in-universe significance of "Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits" from Episode I?
I ask because, and please bear with me: The parade music heard at the end of Episode I is a sped up version of "The Emperor's Throne Room" from Episode VI done in a different key. I just learned this and came here looking for information.
Needless to say, upon finding this out, my brains exploded all over my computer. I have significantly greater respect for Episode I and Lucas for throwing in that, to my ears, ultra-subtle foreshadowing.
I'm of the opinion that the Imperial March should be split into Imperial March (real world) and Imperial March (in-universe), or whatever is more appropriate. There's more than one source in which it's either implied, or outright suggested that the Imperial March was an actual song within the universe, rather than a simple score only heard by the audience. StarsiderSWG (talk) 22:39, August 14, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree, especially when sources such as Paradise Snare strongly implied, if not outright stated, that the Imperial March was an in-universe song. Hope there's a lot of information on the song from an in-universe standpoint, similar to Symponik Nabooalla, or Mad About Me/Dune Sea Special (the latter two being known out of universe as Cantina Band #1/Cantina Band #2, respectively). Weedle McHairybug (talk) 20:49, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Edit: As far as Augie's Great Municipal Band (otherwise known as Symponik Nabooalla) being a sped up version of The Emperor's Theme, the guy in charge of making the former has stated that, had they indeed resembled each other, it wasn't intentional (he also personally didn't see how they were similar, but that probably won't be necessary to mention anyways). Weedle McHairybug (talk) 21:03, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Heh, that's definitely new information. Made sure I added it to the Symponik Nabooalla article's BTS section, because I got my information from that. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 21:29, August 18, 2013 (UTC)