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Chariots of Fire

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Vangelis

Vangelis (arr. Jay Bocook)


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General Info

Year: 1983
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium/Tenor Saxophone
Tuba/Baritone Saxophone/Electric Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

Although the film is a period piece, set in the 1920s, the Academy Award-winning original soundtrack composed by Vangelis uses a modern 1980s electronic sound, with a strong use of synthesizer and piano among other instruments. This was a bold and significant departure from earlier period films, which employed sweeping orchestral instrumentals. The title theme of the film has become iconic, and has been used in subsequent films and television shows during slow-motion segments.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 11 June 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 12 July 2016


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