TLB Election Night Special

Posted by AJ Harbison at 5:22 am

Congratulations to Barack Obama, the next president of the United States of America. I did not vote for him, but I believe in the system of democracy and republicanism that has made our country great, and I accept him as my president because he was chosen as such by that system. John McCain gave an honorable concession speech, and Obama accepted the victory graciously. I wish Obama and his family the best; may he be given wisdom and make good decisions as he becomes the leader of the free world.

My roommate Mike and I held an election night party at our apartment; we just finished watching Obama’s acceptance speech. After he finished his speech, victory music started playing at the location of his event (Grant Park in Chicago). It was not a fast-tempo, excited fanfare, but more of a slow, deeply triumphant movie-score-like piece. A quick Google search doesn’t reveal what the piece was, although it sounded vaguely familiar to me. I’ll see if I can discover its identity within the next few days. But notice (if you saw it or can find a clip online) the characteristics that make this a triumphant movie-score-like piece: slower tempo, instrumentation mainly brass and percussion, major key with mostly major chords, high strings to fill out upper countermelodies.

Did any of my loyal readers recognize this piece? Leave a comment if you recognized it, or if you found it online! And once more, for the record–congratulations to Barack Obama.



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    Rauta Tanwënya on 11.05.2008

    Funny, I don’t remember being invited to a Election party… I was wanting to go to one. Instead I worked alone in the studio with a radio listening all night.

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    rumcreeters on 11.05.2008

    I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your attitude. It’s nice to acknowledge that people can disagree about politics and still have respect for each other. McCain’s speech last night was very graceful, I commend him on it.
    I did notice the movie-esque quality of Obama’s victory song, though I didn’t recognize it as from anything in particular. That would be interesting to find out what it was.

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