Saturday, February 22, 2014

Olympic Music

Olympic Fanfare & Theme

Pretty much all of us are familiar with John William's Olympic Fanfare and Theme composed and arranged for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles


Bugler's Dream

What many don't know is that John William's composition is based on an earlier one by Leo Arnaud from The Charge Suite used first by ABC in the1968 Olympics.

Salut aux étendards

Fewer still know that Arnaud based his work on a composition by Joseph-David Buhl composed in 1829.

But officially...

This is the anthem of the olympics, The Olympic Hymn, it is what you will hear as they raise and lower the Olympic flag.

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