Whatever you think of his leitmotif-driven film scores, John Williams has proven many times that he has a serious love of his job. The 84-year-old composer behind iconic soundtracks like Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and, of course, Star Wars was surprised by two musicians who set up camp in front of his house over the weekend to play their own arrangement of the Star Wars theme for duet.
Going to John Williams house to play the Star Wars theme is a weird decision. However, Michael Miller and 13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi probably didn't expect Williams to come out onto his front steps and listen to the duo play all the way to the end of their performance. It's made even better by the fact that it doesn't appear to be a stunt. Hayashi seems genuinely surprised to learn that a neighbor was filming the performance.
Even more unexpected for the duo, Williams came down to shake their hands, calling their performance "fantastic." The award-winning composer came out to the sidewalk to greet the duo when they were done playing, praising the young trumpeter's ability to hit the theme's high note.
His reaction is charming and humble. Watch the full video above.