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I found something cool…

An article about how “Reflections of Earth,” the Epcot “IllumiNations” music was composed, and how the program was put together. It was composed by Gavin Greenaway, one of the composers/conductors in Hans Zimmer’s stable. His credits show him better known as a conductor of film music than a composer…more’s the pity, because he write one of the coolest pieces I’ve ever heard. I’m listening to it again right now.

The article doesn’t mention that the piece incorporates the theme from the General Electric commercial jingle in use at the time (1999), “We bring good things to light.” It does so very elegantly and without making it obvious. GE was the sponsor of IllumiNations at the time. Now it is sponsored by Siemens. They’ve left the music, thank Heaven and Walt.

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