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Olympiada
Composer
Samuel Hazo
Arranger
Jonathan Bates
Price
£ 34.95
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Difficulty Level
Intermediate
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Duration
00:04:30
Description

Olympiada was written to capture the human conditions of intense glory and pain that only the Olympic Games can inspire, while musically tying themes with a historic Greek feel to modern chord changes and melodies. It opens with an Olympic style fanfare to set the tone, and quickly breaks into a variety of themes and settings representing athletic struggle before recapitulating the fanfare at the end.

In its simplest analysis, the piece can be translated as a tone poem of a race with the final fanfare signifying the sense of global unity, brought about for athleticism, which is the fundamental doctrine of the Olympic Games.

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