The Winter Olympics are being broadcast this week. In their second week, I got to wondering - the theme used in United States broadcasts has been the same for so long. Who wrote it, anyway?
It turns out there is more than one Olympic theme, and it isn't the same all over the world. In the United States, actually, there are two different ones.
Smithsonian Magazine had a wonderful article on the Olympic Themes.
But this is not original music. This music comes from a composition called "Bugler's Dream" composed by French composer Léo Arnaud. This is the original.
But, wait, there's more music in store for you. The CBC (Canada) has some of the most beautiful Olympic openings to their broadcasts. This is the one from Rio in 2016.
"We are the Champions" by Queen, has become a standard in United States sports stadium.
There is one final song, which I understand parts of the world use as their Olympic "theme" - but you'll have to wait until next week to hear it.
And now, a little about Music Moves Me (aka "4M").
The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly. Her co-4Mers are: Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ And last but certainly not least, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.
Will you join us today with some music?