The Games of the XXVII Olympiad: Official Music from the Opening Ceremony

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The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad 2000: Music from the Opening Ceremony
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 18 September 2000
Recorded Summer 1999
Genre Classical, electronic, folk, world, country, funk/soul, pop, rock
Label Sony Music BMG
Producer SOCOG, Ross Fraser

The Games of the XXVII Olympiad – Official Music from the Opening Ceremony is the official music album of the 2000 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Flame" — music & lyrics by John Foreman — performed by Tina Arena, Sydney Children's Choir & the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  2. "Dare to Dream" — music & lyrics by Paul Begaud, Vanessa Corish & Wayne Tester — performed by John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John
  3. "Heroes Live Forever" — music & lyrics by John Gillard & Trevor White — performed by Vanessa Amorosi
  4. "Under Southern Skies" — music & lyrics by Damien Halloran & Maria Millward — performed by Nikki Webster & Sing 2001 Choir
  5. "Countdown Fanfare" — composed, orchestrated and conducted by Richard Mills — performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  6. "The Man from Snowy River — Olympic Version" — composed, orchestrated and conducted by Bruce Rowland — performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  7. "Fanfare" — composed and arranged by James Morrison — performed by James Morrison & Swing City
  8. "Advance Australia Fair" — composed by Peter Dodds McCormick — performed by Human Nature, Julie Anthony, James Morrison, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Musical Society & Sing 2001 Choir
  9. "Deep Sea Dreaming" — composed and orchestrated by Elena Kats-Chernin — performed by Sydney Children's Choir & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  10. "Awakening" — composed by Djakapurra Munyarryun, David Page, Stephen Francis, Peggy Misi, Elma Kris, Matthew Doyle, Don Nindihirribala, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjarra & Yankunytjatjara Women — performed by Djakapurra Munyarryun, Don Nindihirribala, David Page, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjarra & Yankunytjatjara Women & Doonooch Dance Co
  11. "Fire" — composed and orchestrated by Michael Askill — performed by Michael Askill & Fire Percussion
  12. "Nature" — composed and orchestrated by Chong Lim — performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chorale & National Boys Choir of Australia
  13. "Tin" — ("Tin" part 1)) — composed and arranged by Ian Cooper & John Frohlich — performed by Violinist Ian Cooper & John Frohlich / ("Tin" part 2) — composed, orchestrated and conducted by Paul Grabowsky, assisted by Mike Grabowsky — performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & National Boys Choir
  14. "Arrivals - Movements I-V " — composed & performed by Pee Wee Ferris
  15. "Eternity" — composed, orchestrated & performed by David Hirschfelder
  16. "Games 2000 Fanfare" — composed, orchestrated and conducted by David Stanhope — performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  17. "The Olympic Hymn" — composed by Spyridon Samaras / lyrics by Kostis Palamas — performed by The Millennium Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  18. "Tibi Omnes from the Berlioz Te Deum" — conducted by Edo de Waart — performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Musical Society, Sing 2001 Choir & Sydney Children's Choir

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
September 25 - October 15, 2000
Succeeded by
Light Years by Kylie Minogue