Medal Ceremony Music


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Medal Ceremony Music

Postby guru » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:19 pm

I would assume that jaunty tune is burned forever more into the brains of gh, B. Hersh, et al.

:shock:
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby DrJay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:19 pm

guru wrote:I would assume that jaunty tune is burned forever more into the brains of gh, B. Hersh, et al.

:shock:


Hell, who cares about gh, B. Hersh, et al........I just hope I can get it out of my head.
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Postby gh » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:06 pm

aiyeeeeeee!!!!!!

Actually, not as bad as Osaka and most recent meets. For this one, it was just part of the ambient sound from tthe bowl that was piped into our cans. At the others, it has been wired directly into headphones. That can be dangerous to mental health indeed!
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Postby guru » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:31 am

The other thing I got a chuckle out of was the flag raisings - did they have a tornado fan blowing to make all three flutter without fail?
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Postby croflash » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:14 am

guru wrote:The other thing I got a chuckle out of was the flag raisings - did they have a tornado fan blowing to make all three flutter without fail?


Yep, they had one inside of each pole.
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Postby lonewolf » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:25 am

What ceremony music? I thought they just played the national anthem of the winner. No monopoly there.
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Postby Davidokun » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:52 am

lonewolf wrote:What ceremony music? I thought they just played the national anthem of the winner. No monopoly there.

They are referring to the processional played at the beginning of each medal ceremony.
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Postby croflash » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:56 am

lonewolf wrote:What ceremony music? I thought they just played the national anthem of the winner. No monopoly there.


Look for "Beijing medal ceremony music" on youtube, it's the one when the medallists were being presented. The ceremony music was played until the national anthem.
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Postby nevetsllim » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:19 pm

I liked the medal ceremony music from Osaka, but in truth, it doesn't really sound hugely different!

What was awful was that horn in Osaka :!:
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby Bob H » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:00 am

DrJay wrote:
guru wrote:I would assume that jaunty tune is burned forever more into the brains of gh, B. Hersh, et al.

:shock:

Hell, who cares about gh, B. Hersh, et al

Well, for starters, gh and B. Hersh care, and probably al. :)

The "januty tune" was written by Tan Dun, a Chinese composer of some note. His last opera, The First Emperor was produced at the Metropolitan Opera two years ago, and I thought it was terrific.

I must admit, though, that I found the medal ceremony music to be inoffensive, but not very memorable. I don't think it burned in my brain for ten minutes, and I certainly couldn't hum it now. The ceremony music that I couldn't get out of my head for a long time was the fanfare and processional music by John Williams that was used in Los Angeles in 1984.
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Postby roundthebend » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:23 am

As soon as I started reading this thread, the ceremony music from Sydney came flooding back.
How strange after all this time.
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Postby gh » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:16 am

croflash wrote:
guru wrote:The other thing I got a chuckle out of was the flag raisings - did they have a tornado fan blowing to make all three flutter without fail?


Yep, they had one inside of each pole.


And this wasn't the first place to do that (althuogh I can't say what was).
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Postby dj » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:47 am

BTW, big discussions in the music world about the "appropriation" of the anthem scores from 2004:

(http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/08/com ... ays-b.html)
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Postby Kevin Richardson » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:20 pm

What chucklehead dug up the version of the USA national anthem? It sounds like a high school band version, before they have had an adequate warmup. :cry:
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby bambam » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:54 pm

Bob H wrote:
DrJay wrote:
guru wrote:I would assume that jaunty tune is burned forever more into the brains of gh, B. Hersh, et al.

:shock:

Hell, who cares about gh, B. Hersh, et al

Well, for starters, gh and B. Hersh care, and probably al. :)

The "januty tune" was written by Tan Dun, a Chinese composer of some note. His last opera, The First Emperor was produced at the Metropolitan Opera two years ago, and I thought it was terrific.

I must admit, though, that I found the medal ceremony music to be inoffensive, but not very memorable. I don't think it burned in my brain for ten minutes, and I certainly couldn't hum it now. The ceremony music that I couldn't get out of my head for a long time was the fanfare and processional music by John Williams that was used in Los Angeles in 1984.


As I recall from spotting for him in the booth at some meets in Durham years ago, Bob Hersh is also quite the opera buff. As you can tell from the above.
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Postby observer2 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:31 pm

What stroke me at this Games was how old fashioned and boring anthems are. Very few anthems communicate the sprit the nation. I think Jamaica and Kenya have unbelievable strange anthems. Other examples?
What do you think? Are there anthems that reflects what they are supposed to do?
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Postby tandfman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:40 pm

I'm not sure what anthems are supposed to do, but I've always liked the anthems of Russia, France, and Canada.

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Postby observer2 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:00 pm

I like the Italian
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Postby hammer forever » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:29 pm

I remember hearing Brazil's national anthem for Cruz (M 800m) in 1984. My saddest realization that I missed something because I didn't attend this years games came when a Brazil woman won the long jump.....
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby guru » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:51 am

Shockingly, London went with Chariots of Fire lol
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby Master Po » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:21 am

As guru notes, not a shocker of a choice for processional music, but I thought it was kind of sweet -- I've always liked that melody (after a much-needed long absence from hearing it way too much).

Appreciate Bob H's comments on Tan Dun -- one of my favorites among contemporary composers.

As for hearing national anthems that one otherwise would never hear -- I really liked Poland's. Majewski also seemed to like it, and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of that guy. :)

Also very much like GBR's anthem, but it wasn't unfamiliar.
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby marknhj » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:44 am

My knee was so sore from being squished into the seat, one of the most satisfying elements of spectating was standing up for the medal ceremonies! I'm fairly sure I actually said thank god out loud each time and kept my fingers crossed that the upcoming anthem was one of those ridiculously long, dirge-like ones, you hate hearing on TV :D
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby donley2 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:47 am

guru wrote:Shockingly, London went with Chariots of Fire lol


While I don't mind that tune, my daughter and I both got a bit tired of it by the last few days.
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby gh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:06 am

I was ready to track down Vangelis and throttle him after our first 4-hour rehearsal session, with the bloody thing playing nonstop!
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby HopStepJump » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:36 pm

I really dislike bringing everything to a screeching halt to have a medal ceremony during the middle of the session. Especially if the event happened the day before. I suppose that won't ever change, though.
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby lonewolf » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm

I must be whatever the opposite is of a music savant.. the only group and song I recognized in the entire two hours + was the Posh Girls. :?
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Re: Medal Ceremony Music

Postby guru » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:44 pm

lonewolf wrote:I must be whatever the opposite is of a music savant.. the only group and song I recognized in the entire two hours + was the Posh Girls. :?



If the Spice Girls had done the medal ceremony music THAT would have been worth hearing :D
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