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STAR TREK Theme Sounds Downright Spiritual Played on a Church Organ

STAR TREK Theme Sounds Downright Spiritual Played on a Church Organ

For millions of Trekkies, the beloved Star Trek franchise is far more than just a show, it’s something akin to a religion. And that makes the Star Trek theme less of a song and more of a hymn, so it’s only fitting that it sounds absolutely beautiful and inspiring when played on a church organ.

While we always love hearing unusual covers of classic music from pop culture played on unique sounding instruments, what makes this one particularly impressive is that the organist for St. Donatus Church in Aachen, Germany, Kantor Ralph Leinen, played this totally from memory after hearing the song for the first time.

Talk about boldly going where you have never gone before. Meanwhile we have trouble remembering our Netflix passwords when we try to watch old Star Trek episodes.

It’s hard to imagine that the song’s composer, Alexander Courage Jr., could have ever imagined just how iconic this piece would become when he wrote it, but it’s as memorable as any theme song in either television or film history. And considering the beautiful future for mankind that Gene Roddenberry envisioned with Star Trek, there’s something special and serene about hearing it come out of a church organ.

And the best part? It doesn’t belong to any one religion, so maybe you can convince your church to play it at your next gathering.

What other songs from pop culture would you love to hear him play on this pipeless organ?

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