Brian Tyler composes regal theme for Fox U.S. Open coverage
“Sports and music have always had an important connection for me. I love the way iconic sports themes evoke the spirit of sporting events and can provide dramatic impact and nostalgic memory,” Brian Tyler said in a Fox Sports release.
Fox Sports won the rights in 2013 to televise the major golf event beginning this year and lasting 12 years.
So far, the coverage has garnered mediocre reviews, as Fox misses the “basics,” but the music does impress.
Recorded with a 90-piece orchestra and composed as a four-movement theme, the package includes multiple cuts and a 6:30 main track.
Dubbed “Triumph of the Spirit,” the theme has a regal vibe that lives up the the expectations of the U.S Open, providing a dynamic bed.
“I wanted the music I composed for the ‘U.S. Open on FOX’ theme to capture the epic struggle, the challenge, the history, the heartbreak, and the elation of competitive golf,” said Tyler. “Great sporting events like the U.S. Open are powerful stories that are unwritten until the last shot goes in and the trophy is hoisted. With this music I have endeavored to convey that essence and emotion.”
Last year, Tyler worked with ESPN to compose a new theme for its NFL broadcasts and wraparound programs.
The previous U.S. Open theme for NBC, “In Celebration of Man,” was composed by Yanni.