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AVAILABLE SCORES:
The Olympian - Lighting of the Torch and Closing at ChesterNovello.com

RELATED RECORDINGS:
Piano Music on Pianovox

CATEGORIES:
Orchestral, Choral

The Olympian: Lighting of the Torch and Closing

Official music of the 23rd Oympics (1984) 5'

Music by Philip Glass

CAST:
3.0.2.bcl.2/4.3.4.1/perc (SD, BD, tgl, cymb, t.bells)/str/(SATB Chorus optional)

COMMISSION:
Commissioned by the 1984 Olympic Comitte for the Opening of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

PREMIERE:
1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles

NOTES:
I can think of no event to compare with the Olympic games which makes us so conscious of our shared humanity, our common fate. The torch lighting ceremony strikes me as the essential symbol, the summing up, of this, our shared consciousness. Surely it is a rare event in the life of any artist when he is asked to make a personal contribution to such a public event. It has made this for me a uniquely challenging and inspiring experience.

— Philip Glass

PUBLISHER:
Dunvagen Music Publishers
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