Talk:Olympic Fanfare and Theme

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Music composition[edit]

The Olympic Fanfare and Theme is actually the song Bugler's Dream by Leo Arnaud, Now portions after Bugler's Dream were most likely written by John Williams but to state that Mr. Williams was the sole composer of this song is totally incorrect. Misterrick 18:45, 02 August 2005 (UTC)

Actually this entire article is incorrect, and I'll rewrite it to be correct when I have time. "Olympic Theme" was what John Williams wrote for the 1984 Olympics. During the Barcelona Olympics, NBC used a pastiche of "Bugler's Dream" and "Olympic Theme" in their daily broadcasts. That pastiche ended up being what gave everyone goosebumps, so it was later re-recorded as "Olympic Fanfare and Theme." SFT 10:47, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
I notice they're back to using the straight Arnaud piece on the NBC telecasts. Did this have something to do with legalities, or did NBC just figure Arnaud's was more recognizable? --Bluejay Young 03:34, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
If I had to guess, I'd say that they're saving the goosebumps for the Summer Olympics. I didn't watch the telecast this year, so I'm not aware of any format changes, but they may just make less of a big deal all around for the Winter Olympics. SFT | Talk 13:00, 14 March 2006 (UTC)