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Bridgwit (Bridget)
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« on: September 02, 2019, 08:49:47 AM »

Interesting piece only 4 mins long on writing theme music for TV

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-49441010/newsnight-the-music-behind-the-headlines

And a whole host of theme tunes to get your nostalgia whistle wetted!  Cheesy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-37193752/the-tv-theme-tune-factory

And another on the Wimbledon theme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/tennis/36740250

And this on the Snooker (shnooker!) theme tune

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/snooker/36186945

And Match of the Day. Interesting bit from Wiki
"The current theme tune for the series is called "Match of the Day" and was written for the programme in 1970 by Barry Stoller. Ironically, Stoller himself admitted that he is not a football fan.

Stoller's brief was simply to write "something good"; the short closing fanfare occurred to him first. "Those fanfare harmonies give the music a gladiator feel," he wrote in 2014, "akin to entering the ancient games arena in Rome with all its expectations." The tune was recorded by him, a trumpeter, and a drummer (Stuart Vincent) in the basement recording studio of his home. In May 2010, PRS for Music revealed that the Match of the Day theme tune is the most recognisable in the UK.

The theme is often incorrectly labelled "Off Side", the group name of an alternative 1970 version which was released as a 45 rpm gramophone single on the Pye label (7N 25534), arranged and conducted by Mandy Brewer. The original theme tune, entitled "Drum Majorette", was written by Major Oleen Wrigley, the band leader of the Jade Petherick under the pen-name 'Arnold Stock'."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/28836674
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 09:24:03 AM »

Reminds me of an old chestnut...
Q: How many Ds in Match of the Day?
A: one
A: Wrong! It's 61...
Dee dee dee dee dee dee dee dee dee, dee dee dee dee dee dee........

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