Call of the Champions (2002 Olympic Theme) Deluxe Score
Call of the Champions (Official Theme of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games) Includes optional chorus parts.
Says John Williams:
"I was extremely pleased to have been invited to compose a theme for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, to be held in February of that year in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When I learned that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir would be available to perform the piece, I was delighted, as I hadn't before had the privilege of working with this glorious ensemble, and have long admired them.
As I searched for an idea for a text, I came upon a Latin phrase that was adopted as the official Olympic motto at the inauguration of the Modern Olympic Games, held in 1986. The motto is composed of three words: "citius, altius, fortius," meaning "swifter, higher, stronger," and, as far as I've been able to determine, has never been set to music. I therefore decided to adopt it, as I thought this colorful triad of words would be well suited to effect a declamatory salvo from the chorus that would underscore the celebratory and heraldic spirit of the Games.
It was my great honor to conduct the premiere of the piece with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony at the Opening of the Games in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002, which happened to coincide exactly with my 70th birthday."
Duration: 4:55 minutes
10"x14" spiral bound full orchestral study score
ENGLISH HORN (Oboe)
Bb CLARINET 1
Bb CLARINET 2
Bb CLARINET 3 (Eb Clarinet)
F HORN 1
F HORN 2
F HORN 3
F HORN 4
F HORN 5
F HORN 6
F HORN 1 (Alternate)
F HORN 2 (Alternate)
F HORN 3 (Alternate)
F HORN 4 (Alternate)
TRUMPET 1 (in C)
TRUMPET 2 (in C)
TRUMPET 3 (in C)
TRUMPET 4 (in C)
PERCUSSION 1 (Piatti, Gran Casa, Sus. Cym., Triangle, Bell Tree, Sleigh Bells)
PERCUSSION 2 (Glockenspiel, Chimes)
PERCUSSION 3 (Marimba, Vibraphone, Sus. Cym., Picc. Snare Drum, Snare Drum)