John Williams Summon the Heroes

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CD Details

  • Released: August 29, 2000
  • Label: Sony

Tracks:

  • 1.Summon The Heroes - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 2.Carmina Burana: O Fortuna - Tanglewood Festival Chorus / John Oliver
  • 3.Bugler's Dream / Olympic Fanfare and Theme - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 4.Canto Olympico: Ode To Zeus - Tanglewood Festival Chorus / John Oliver
  • 5.Javelin - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 6.Olympic Hymn - Tanglewood Festival Chorus / John Oliver
  • 7.Festive Overture, Op. 96 - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 8.Conquest of Paradise (Theme) - Tanglewood Festival Chorus / John Oliver
  • 9.Ben Hur: Parade of Charioteers - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 10.Toward A New Life - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 11.Chariots of Fire (Theme) - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 12.The Olympic Spirit - John Williams / Boston Pops Orchestra

Product Description:

SUMMON THE HEROES is a recording for the spirit of the Olympics in the form of music. This is the essence of athletics inspiring and being inspired by many composers in the 20th century. 'Summon the Heroes' is the title track composed by John Williams, who has a flair for investing this genre of regal and heroic music with an honesty comparable only to John Phillip Sousa. It is a fine work, energetic and antiphonal, a terrific lead-in to the whole disc. "Ode to Zeus" from 'Canto Olympico' in one of several unexpected works here. It is primal, and with the use of modality evokes early Athens and the original Olympic spirit. Another surprise is Bernstein's 'Olympic Hymn,' also a choral work and a strong piece of pure music, lesser-known because of its specificity. Favorites like the CHARIOTS OF FIRE theme and "O Fortuna" from 'Carmina Burana' round out this fiery and vivacious recording, well appropriate for the first Olympic year of the new millennium.

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  • Sales Rank: 64,763
  • UPC: 696998943421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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