Thursday, August 14, 2008

Music You'll Never Hear at the Olympics

If any of you have been watching the Olympics on TV, I’m sure you’re all very familiar with the “Olympic Fanfare” that’s played before and after every commercial break.

It’s that trumpety tune, ever so stately, that we’ve come to associate with the Olympics.

However, if you ever attend the Olympics, you’ll never hear this tune played.


That’s because it has nothing to do with the Olympic Games at all. It’s strictly American television that has gotten us to associate that music with the Olympics.

It’s actually called “The Bugler’s Dream” and it was written by Leo Arnaud in 1958 as part of an album called “Charge!”

ABC television obtained the rights to use it during the 1968 Winter Games as part of the television broadcasts and it’s been used ever since.

I just thought I’d pass along that tidbit.

Oh, and here’s the music to it:

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At 8:06 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I did not know that.


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