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SILCD1457 Film & TV Sporting Themes

Film & TV Sporting Themes
Film & TV Sporting Themes
Various Artists


This compilation of new recordings of film and TV sporting themes features the very best music from both genres. Compositions from the leading composers of film-land abound on the sports big screen , James Horner’s beguiling score for Field Of Dreams, Randy Newman’s Copland infused The Natural and Bill Conti’s seminal Rocky theme. Music commissioned for sporting events has also attracted major league composers, not least John Williams with the triumphant Olympic Fanfare And Theme and Basil Poledouris’ opening ceremony music for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, The Tradition Of The Games. Television sports themes are some of the best remembered and loved of all programming, delivering instant recognition and anticipation. Match Of The Day for football, Soul Limbo for cricket and The Chain for Formula 1. Also included here is music heard at sporting occasions, Battle Without Honor Or Humanity as teams and contestants enter the arena, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, the negro spiritual that has now become forever linked with rugby and You’ll Never Walk Alone, the anthem of Liverpool FC, but lifting the spirit of all football fans. 25 tracks of pure sporting reminiscence.

1. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
2. Boléro
3. Bullseye
4. The Chain (Formula 1 Theme)
5. Chariots Of Fire
6. Days Of Thunder
7. Enter The Dragon
8. Field Of Dreams
9. Grandstand
10. The Great Escape
11. Howards’ Way
12. Match Of The Day
13. The Natural
14. Nessun Dorma
15. O Fortuna
16. Olympic Fanfare And Theme
17. Out Of The Blue – Sports Report
18. Rocky – Gonna Fly Now
19. Rocky III – Eye Of The Tiger
20. Ski Sunday
21. Soul Limbo
22. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
23. The Tradition Of The Games
24. World In Union
25. You’ll Never Walk Alone
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