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Greek Music Express: Vangelis: Chariots of Fire & 1492: Conquest of Paradise | 29 May 2024

Although the film Chariots of Fire is a period piece set in the 1920s, the Academy Award-winning original soundtrack composed by Vangelis uses a contemporary 1980s electronic sound, with a strong use of synthesizer and piano among other instruments. This was a departure from earlier period films, which employed sweeping orchestral instrumentals. The title theme of the film has been used in subsequent films and television shows during slow-motion segments. 1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 music score to the film of the same name by the great Greek electronic composer. The film, a recount of the voyage to America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, was directed by Ridley Scott, for whom Vangelis had previously composed the music score for Blade Runner, in 1982.

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