Saturday, July 28, 2012

The John Williams Olympic Games Music

John Williams is the great American composer and conductor, born in 1932 and composer of some of the most beautiful and recognizable movie scores [most which have been Academy Award winning compositions].  In 1980 John Williams was named conductor of the famous Boston Pops Orchestra. Since 1995 he has been the Laureate Conductor of the Boston Pops.

His name is also synonymous with the Olympic games as he has written some of the greatest theme music for the games.  He has composed the theme for four Olympics: 1984 [Los Angeles], 1988 [Seoul], 1996 [Atlanta], and 2002 [Salt Lake City].  What makes Williams name even more recognizable with the Olympics, is his incorporation and arrangement of Leo Arnaud's Bugler's Dream with his Olympic Fanfare and Themes. Everyone will recognize this theme symbolic with the Olympic games. If you are like me, you may even get chills when you hear this.

As this is the beginning of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Tales would like to honor the music of the man who has given us so many wonderful and beautiful melodies in his many compositions, John Williams. So, I think it is apropos to name this post the John Williams Olympic Games music.


John Williams: [Arnaud's 'Buglers Dream']/Fanfare and Theme for the 1984 Olympic Games:
 

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