Who composed ‘Charriots of Fire’?

Trivia Crack Question: Who composed ‘Charriots of Fire’?
Trivia Crack Answer: Vangelis

About Chariots of Fire

The musical artist who composed “Chariots of Fire” (misspelled ‘charriots’ in the Trivia Crack question) was the Greek electronic musician Vangelis. The pieces, which is simply called ‘Titles’ on the soundtrack, is often referred to as “Chariots of Fire,” since it is the theme of the eponymous Academy Award-winning movie. Vangelis’ score for “Chariots of Fire” became as widely known as the movie itself, and won Best Score at the Academy Awards, next to the film’s “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay.” Part of the reason the score for “Chariots of Fire” was so recognizable was because it was composed electronically, using heavily synthesizers as opposed to more conventional orchestral music. The famous piano riff and slow-motion scene has become synonymous with victory, high emotions, and triumph in the face of adversity. The movie “Chariots of Fire” was about the 1924 Olympics and the two British competitors, Abrahams and Liddell, who struggle with their religious identities while pursuing their passion for running. Abrahams struggles with the anti-Semitic feelings against him, while Liddell is torn between his obligations to God, since he is to become a missionary after his Olympic bid is finished. “Chariots of Fire” has been hailed as one of the greatest movies of all time, and Vangelis’ work as the composer for its score led to him scoring several other major films, including “Blade Runner.”

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