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Olympic Fanfare and Theme

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. James Curnow)


Subtitle: Commissioned by the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee


General Info

Year: 1984 / 1996
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon (optional)
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

John Williams composed the Olympic Fanfare and Theme for the 1984 Olympic Games, which were held in Los Angeles. In 1996, an alternate version of Olympic Fanfare and Theme was released on the album Summon the Heroes for the Atlanta Olympic Games. In this arrangement, the first part of the piece was replaced with Arnaud's Bugler's Dream. Olympic Fanfare and Theme was awarded a Grammy in 1985.

- Program Notes from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


The Olympic Games continue to fascinate and inspire each one of us -- with every presentation of the Games, we experience that complete dedication and unshakable will to persevere that typifies the goal of each competitor. The human spirit soars, and we strive for the vest within us.

These are the qualities that we seek to capture, describe and preserve through music, and it has been my great honor to contribute Olympic Fanfare and Theme to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. I dedicate it lovingly to all participating athletes, from whom we derive so much strength and inspiration.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 3 March 2018
  • Person High School (Roxboro, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (Kristen Daniel, conductor) - 24 May 2018
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Wind Symphony (David Kehler, conductor) – 12 May 2018
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (East Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) – 16 March 2018
  • University of Colorado Boulder Wind Symphony (Donald J. McKinney, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Ensemble (Nicholas E. Williams, conductor) – 22 February 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 16 February 2018
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) – 28 September 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 30 October 2016
  • Encore Winds (Traverse City, MI) (Tim Topolewski, conductor) - 16 October 2016
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 1 October 2016
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 23 September 2016
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Christopher Northrup, conductor) – 4 August 2016
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor) - 28 July 2016
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York City) (Kelly Watkins, conductor) – 9 April 2016
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 12 July 2015
  • Sinfonisches Blasorchester Böhler Düsseldorf (Germany) - 29 November 2014
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 22 March 2009


Works for Winds by this Composer


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