Legendary Composer John Williams Creates Unique Rating for ESPN’s Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship Offered by AT&T

Legendary Composer John Williams Creates Original Score for ESPN’s College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

Credit score: ESPN

Unique Composition: “Of Grit And Glory”

  • Run time: 3.5 minutes
  • Debuts Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:25 p.m. ET on ESPN as a part of the particular open for the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship (TCU vs. Georgia). Extra excerpts might be used all through the sport telecast.
  • John Williams’ rating will accompany school soccer visuals that showcase this 12 months’s CFP Nationwide Championship groups, in addition to legendary gamers (Tony Dorsett, Tommie Frazier, Tim Tebow, Peter Warrick and Vince Younger) who’ve gained nationwide titles.
  • The recording was carried out by a 96-piece orchestra in Los Angeles

Composed by: John Williams

  • Williams’ legendary credit embrace: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Residence Alone
  • Williams holds the report for essentially the most Oscar nominations by a dwelling particular person (52). Solely Walt Disney earned extra nominations (59) within the historical past of the Academy Awards.

Anthem directed by: ESPN’s Martin Khodabakhshian and Mike Sciallis of Victory Footage

Williams, on the ESPN mission (by way of Selection): “Intercollegiate soccer has been on the coronary heart and soul of our nation’s life for therefore lengthy that the chance to musically salute this nice custom has been a very significant pleasure for me. I used to be thrilled and excited when ESPN prompt that I write a theme for the Jan. 9 championship recreation. The video games themselves all the time increase the collective spirit and, ultimately, the competitors brings us all nearer to a spot the place the idea of winners and losers dissolves into mutual respect and admiration. The invitation to write down this music constitutes an important honor for me, and I really feel particularly privileged to make a small contribution to one in every of our nation’s most treasured traditions.”

Extra particulars obtainable on ESPN Entrance Row.

Unique Rating Credit:
Music Composed and Carried out by John Williams
Shawn Murphy – Music Scoring Mixer
Erik Swanson – Professional-Instruments Operator
Ramiro Belgardt – Music Editor
JoAnn Kane Music Service – Music Preparation
Victor Pesavento – Music Librarian
Timothy Lavatory – Music Contractor
Assen Stoyanov, Brian Van Leer, Keith Ukrisna, Ryan Nelson, Peter Nelson, Greg Dennen – Scoring Crew

ESPN Nationwide Championship Recreation Manufacturing Staff:
Stephanie Druley – Head of Studio & Occasion Manufacturing
Lee Becoming – Sr. VP Manufacturing
Steve Ackels – VP Manufacturing
Invoice Bonnell – NCG Recreation Producer & Coordinating Producer
Derek Mobley – NCG Recreation Director
Bryan Jaroch – Coordinating Producer

ESPN Inventive Content material Unit (CCU) Manufacturing Staff:
Craig Lazarus – VP, Exec Producer Unique Content material & Options
Julie McGlone – VP Manufacturing, CCU & SCEU
Aimee Stokes – Sr. Managing Producer, CCU
Amanda Paschal – Managing Producer, CCU
Martin Khodabakhshian – CCU Producer & Director
Mike Sciallis – Co-Director & Editor, Victory Footage
Jake Roen – CCU Affiliate Producer
Emmie Polinchock – CCU Manufacturing Coordinator
Michelle Walton – CCU Manufacturing Coordinator
John MacNamara – Editor
Matt Constas – Affiliate Producer
Mike Bollacke – Director of Pictures
John Cameron – Visible FX Supervisor

ESPN Music Dept:
Claude Mitchell – Coordinating Director Music
Kevin Wilson – Inventive Director Music
Joanne Unusual – Music Ops Supervisor
Caitlin DelVillano – Sr Music Coordinator