Five-Time Oscar-Winning Composer John Williams Premieres His Official Theme for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games on American Journey, The Official Album of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games


Williams to Conduct 'Call Of The Champions' With Utah Symphony and Mormon
         Tabernacle Choir at Opening Ceremony on February 8, 2002

                     CD Released on January 15, 2002

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Journey CD presents the first recording of composer and conductor John Williams' official theme "Call of the Champions" for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. Before a worldwide television audience on February 8, 2002, Williams will conduct "Call of the Champions" live during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "Call of the Champions" was recorded in Salt Lake City with the Utah Symphony and the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The CD was released on January 15, 2002 from Sony Classical.

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Williams has been writing official music for Olympic celebrations since the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. His 1996 recording Summon the Heroes featured the official music he composed for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta. Beyond Olympics music, John Williams has earned his place as the dean of the film industry's composers. With 39 Oscar nominations to his credit, he has won the Academy Award five times for Best Original Score and has also won 16 Grammys, four BAFTA awards, three Golden Globes and two Emmys.



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