Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Theme Music: MONTY PYTHON


4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

One wonders who put them onto a Sousa march. But I'm sure that question has been asked and answered...and probably online.

Todd Mason said...

WIKIPEDIA:
The march is often associated with the British TV comedy program Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–74), which used the piece as a signature tune.[7] The British comedy troupe Monty Python's use of the melody is ironic; the bouncy melody of the march may be what the troupe found appealing. Terry Gilliam, the only American in the troupe, decided to use the theme. He has said the piece was chosen because the troupe thought it could not be associated with the program's content, and that the first bell strike and the subsequent melody gave the impression of getting "straight down to business". It was also chosen because it was in the public domain and free from royalties, as there was no budget for theme music copyrights.

Margot Kinberg said...

What a gifted group of comics!

Charles Gramlich said...

A favorite of Lana's