Vangelis: Chariots of Fire - My ukulele arrangement

My #ukulele version of ‘Chariots of Fire’ main Theme by Vangelis

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The Author

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (29 March 1943)

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (29 March 1943), known professionally as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music.

Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 52 albums, Vangelis is one of the most important proponents of electronic music.

The Piece

In 1981, Vangelis wrote the score for the film Chariots of Fire, set at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The choice of music was unorthodox as most period films featured traditional orchestral scores, whereas Vangelis’ music was modern and synthesizer-heavy.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Vangelis won the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score.

The opening theme of the film was released as a single in 1982, topping the American Billboard chart for one week after climbing steadily for five months.

My arrangement

Here a video of my ukulele arrangement:

Ukulele score&tablature could be downloaded clicking the link below:


Published: February 15 2016