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Chariots of Fire Suite

From Wind Repertory Project
Vangelis

Vangelis (arr. Robert Lowden)


General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c.
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubles Piccolo)
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Guitar (optional)
Synthesizer (Electric Piano) (optional)
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


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

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Chariots of Fire, Wikipedia Accessed 29 August 2018
  • Vangelis; Lowden, R. (1982). Chariots of Fire [score]. Warner Bros.: New York, N.Y.