2023-01-08 – 13:00 h
Variety has informed that legendary composer John Williams has written an original theme for ESPN’s College Football Playoff National Championship.
Named ‘Of Grit and Glory’, this three and a half minutes theme “plays like a joyful overture, opening with fanfares and shifting seamlessly from martial urgency to anthemic splendor, all richly orchestrated and instantly memorable.”
The theme was recorded on December 21st, 2022, at the Sony Scoring Stage where John Williams conducted a 96-piece orchestra and ESPN brought seven cameras, to shoot the entire three-hour recording session, parts of which will be intertwined throughout the opening segment.
The piece will air tomorrow, Monday Jan 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, prior to the TCU-Georgia game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
In John Williams’ words:
You can read the whole article at the following link in Variety:
If you’re curious about Williams’ work for spots & television, you can also watch the following 3-minute video where he explains his music for ‘NBC’s Sunday Night Football’ composed in 2006: