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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 ...
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    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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    edit: not sure what edugeek does to break youtube links... but this one should work better:

    http://youtu.be/gJlc7dmv6Mo
    Last edited by RabbieBurns; 13th September 2011 at 02:57 PM.

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    Last edited by Admiral208; 13th September 2011 at 05:23 PM.

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    Dawn of Man (from the film 2001)

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    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!

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    olympic march and theme - john williams, written for the USA olympics back in the 80's i think, its a fantastic piece of music

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    Forget all that....THIS is what you want:


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    Surely it's got to be either Eye of the Tiger by Survivor or Final Countdown by Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Surely it's got to be either Eye of the Tiger by Survivor or Final Countdown by Europe.
    Oh good call sir, good call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    Oh good call sir, good call!
    Cliché! Fanfare for the common man, performed by ELP?

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaphc View Post
    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!
    i wasn't actually being serious with the lets get ready to rhumble one

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    One night in Bangkok by Murry Head also has a fairly good intro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i wasn't actually being serious with the lets get ready to rhumble one
    I know.

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    What about Queen's We are the Champions?




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