Isles of Wonder
Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic GamesMusic CD - 2012
In January 2012 Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, revealed that the Ceremony theme had been inspired by The Tempest's 'Isles of Wonder' speech. This has followed into the title of this album, compiling music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Starring a cast of more than 10,000 performers, the theme of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was inspired by The Tempest, the dream of Caliban - 'Be not afeard the isle is full of noises'. 'The Isles of Wonder' featured newly-composed music by Underworld, but also choirs, orchestras, vocalists and musicians alongside the chimes of a specially-commissioned 23-ton bell. The largest harmonically tuned bell in the world.
Publisher: [London] : The London Committee of the Olympic Committee of the Olympic and Paraolympic Games : Universal Music Operations, 2012.
Branch Call Number: CD M ISLES O
Characteristics: 2 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Music for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games