- "Tell that sleemo one day I'll drown him in hair oil—and it'll be the cut-rate stuff, not that imported glop he likes."
"He said to tell you that one day he'll put you in a pen with an electronic bell around your neck. One that plays the Imperial anthem every time you scratch a flea."
- ―Merei Spanjaf and a Gotal, trading barbs via Yahenna Laxo
"Glory of the Empire," also known as the Imperial anthem, was a patriotic musical piece adopted as the anthem of the Galactic Empire. During Empire Day parades, an upbeat version of the anthem was played, representing everything that the Empire stood for. By 3272 LY, on the Outer Rim planet of Lothal, the Imperial anthem was also played before official grav-ball championship matches, as well as on the Empire's fifteenth annual Empire Day. The anthem's tune dated at least as far back as the time of the Clone Wars: at one point during that conflict, it was used by a rocket battle droid when he and his party were preparing to intercept the life pod of Jedi Master Plo Koon. On Corellia, "Glory of the Empire" was played as part of an advertisement enticing recruits to a station to sign up to enlist in the Galactic Empire.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
"Glory of the Empire" is a variation of the out of universe composition "The Imperial March," by John Williams, which first appeared in the Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, serving as the theme for the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader. Throughout the original trilogy, various versions of the tune were composed, and have continued to appear throughout other Star Wars media.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence" (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy
- Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks
- Star Wars Rebels – "Empire Day"
- Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Occupation"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as Glory of the Empire)