Vangelis 29.3.43 – 17.5.22

The world has lost another composer:

Greek composer Vangelis, who was known for his celebrated film themes for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, has died at the age of 79.

He won an Oscar for the stirring score to 1981’s Chariots of Fire. . . 

Vangelis’s other film credits included The Bounty, Francesco, Bitter Moon, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander.

The Greek composer once said: “My interest was not to create a symphony orchestra, which I can very easily, but to go further than that and do things that the symphony orchestra can’t do. . . 

One Response to Vangelis 29.3.43 – 17.5.22

  1. Chris Morris says:

    For mainlanders, the most important thing about Vangelis is it his music that is the Crusaders theme- I know it is an extract of 1492. Where would Canterbury rugby be without the evocative music and the horses?


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