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On 3/21/2022 at 2:13 AM, Nacholympic said:

Music of the Japanese flag entrance in the stadium, performed at Tokyo 2020 (+1) OC

Thanks and great find! I wanted to know the title of this music:)

 

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This moment from 2022 is one reason why I prefer Beijing's recent winter games to their 2008 ceremonies or London 2012's ceremonies.

However, I don't care for when what are actually an event's stand-ins - moving or running around a stadium - pretend to sing instead of being real, full-time singers (young or old) in a full-fledged choir.

I'm fairly sure the kids' vocals is all pre-recorded. So it comes off like an aural version of artificial sweetener instead of real cane sugar.

 

 

 

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It drives me crazy they didn't choose Isao Tomita's rendition of Bolero for the torch relay, to connect with Tomita's rendition of Claire de Lune for the extinguishing segment. Bolero was a strange choice to begin with, but at least using Tomita's rendition gives both a Japanese connection and a circular tie to the ceremonies. The idea is so close.. but not quite! Grr.

 

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On 4/3/2022 at 3:37 PM, SeriousPotato said:

It drives me crazy they didn't choose Isao Tomita's rendition of Bolero for the torch relay, to connect with Tomita's rendition of Claire de Lune for the extinguishing segment. Bolero was a strange choice to begin with, but at least using Tomita's rendition gives both a Japanese connection and a circular tie to the ceremonies. The idea is so close.. but not quite! Grr.

The flame was, indeed, ignited along Tomita's music:

Dr. Copelius, Movement 7.

 

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The music for the Beijing 2022 Olympic OC -

(there may be traces of audience in the background :()

https://soundcloud.com/s-imb-a/sets/one-world-one-family-oc

The music for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic OC (previously posted but just in case there's new interest) -

https://soundcloud.com/s-imb-a/sets/united-by-emotion

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