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Mission Theme, The

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Lavender)


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Subtitle: From NBC News


General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the NBC News Division for their Nightly News featuring Tom Brokaw, this signature theme has become one of the most often heard melodies on the air waves. Remembering the tapping of Morse code signals and also the clatter of the old ticker tape machines, Mr. Williams starts the music with references to these pre-Internet means of news delivery while providing a rhythmic pulse for the powerful main theme.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Williams, J.; Lavender, P. (1987). The Mission: Theme of the N.B.C. TV Network [score]. Warner Bros. Music: [United States].