General Chat Thread, Sporting fanfare music in General; Having foolishly volunteered the work the sounds/lighting desk at the opening of our new school building, I now need to ...
13th September 2011, 01:48 PM #1
Sporting fanfare music
Having foolishly volunteered the work the sounds/lighting desk at the opening of our new school building, I now need to find some snazzy music to use. We have a world-class badminton player coming to do the official opening so something with a sporting theme would be nice.
Just wondered if anyone can think of any fanfares / exciting music to use - preferably something fairly short so that I can program the lights around it.
So far I've thought of:
- Chariots of Fire (could be a bit long and not fanfare-ish enough)
- Barcelona (but we're not in Barcelona. Could be offputting!)
- Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland
Has anyone got any other ideas??
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13th September 2011, 01:53 PM #2
edit: not sure what edugeek does to break youtube links... but this one should work better:
Last edited by RabbieBurns; 13th September 2011 at 01:57 PM.
13th September 2011, 04:15 PM #3
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13th September 2011, 04:38 PM #4
Dawn of Man (from the film 2001)
13th September 2011, 06:30 PM #5
Also Sprach Zarathustra (used in 2001)
Call of the Champions - John Williams (you'd have to sample a bit of the middle)
Mars, the bringer of War (Holst, Planet Suite)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
There are many trumpet fanfare audio clips out there!
14th September 2011, 08:17 AM #6
olympic march and theme - john williams, written for the USA olympics back in the 80's i think, its a fantastic piece of music
14th September 2011, 08:55 AM #7
Forget all that....THIS is what you want:
14th September 2011, 08:57 AM #8
Surely it's got to be either Eye of the Tiger by Survivor or Final Countdown by Europe.
14th September 2011, 08:58 AM #9
Oh good call sir, good call!
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
14th September 2011, 09:25 AM #10
Cliché! Fanfare for the common man, performed by ELP?
Originally Posted by MK-2
15th September 2011, 10:08 AM #11
I'm really enjoying the suggestions on this thread.
Interesting suggestion about PJ & Duncan. Scary thought for the day - this was actually played at a Haven site where I went for a weekend break as an intro to a music evening.
Seriously ... some great ideas here, especially the John Williams ones. I also found the Rocky theme which is good.
In the end, it'll depend what the head goes for so I guess I'll find a top 3 tunes and see what she chooses!
15th September 2011, 10:17 AM #12
i wasn't actually being serious with the lets get ready to rhumble one
Originally Posted by kaphc
15th September 2011, 10:19 AM #13
One night in Bangkok by Murry Head also has a fairly good intro.
16th September 2011, 09:48 AM #14
Originally Posted by MK-2
16th September 2011, 09:55 AM #15
What about Queen's We are the Champions?
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