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07 March 2008 @ 01:03 pm
Looking for Olympics theme music  
Can anyone help me track down a copy (.wav, MIDI, or .mp3) of the Olympic theme music, the one that used to play on NBC?

ETA: I adore the heck out of y'all.
 
 
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Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on March 7th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Fanfair for the Common Man or the Chariots of Fire one?
Trying to remember...
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: ibidfatfred on March 7th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
er, and what year?
Lolleelolleeroberts on March 7th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
There is actually an Olympics Fanfare that's neither of these.
It's based on a piece called Bugler's Dream, by Leo Arnaud and here's the link to the wikipedia entry on it

Bugler's Dream

This was used on ABC and later NBC as their Olympics theme.
madshutterbug: Expostulationmadshutterbug on March 7th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's the one I think she means; it's in the start of the YouTube I linked to...

That melody means Olympics to me.
Lolleelolleeroberts on March 7th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm on my work 'puter. That YouTube goes into a loop on my machine and won't open. (It's my machine, I know it's not YouTube friendly.) So I wasn't sure which one you had there.
madshutterbug: Expostulationmadshutterbug on March 7th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty durn sure this is it; doing a YouTube search for Bugler's Dream brought me to a clip someone had to of recorded direct off TV, as the NBC Peacock logo comes up during the footage, and it's for the Atlanta games.

ETA: Found a midi for it here: http://www.armory.com/~keeper/midiall.html

Won't swear to the sound quality of it, but it's recognisable.

Edited at 2008-03-07 06:45 pm (UTC)
hedwig5221hedwig5221 on March 7th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm sure that's the one she means as well.
madshutterbugmadshutterbug on March 7th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Is This The One You Are Thinking?
fatcookfatcook on March 7th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Which Olympics? I have cd's from the last 6.
The one NBC plays most is an instrumental from John Tesh, I think it is called "The Dream". I'll check when I get home tonight.
redneckgaijinredneckgaijin on March 7th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
You might still be able to find the John Williams Summon the Heroes CD, which includes "Bugler's Dream" and the various music he's written for NBC's Olympics coverage since 1984.

(At least, I think that's the title. Don't want to go digging in my CDs to find it, though.)