The Trap (soundtrack)
Ron Goodwin

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A new entry for the 2014 chart, you'll recognise this famous tune as the theme played every year to introduce TV coverage of the London Marathon. In fact, it was composed by Ron Goodwin to soundtrack the 1966 film The Trap.

The bombastic brass, cymbals and soaring strings of The Trap's theme tune hardly seem appropriate as a soundtrack to a film about a fur trapper who buys a mute girl from her foster parents to take as his unwilling wife. However, the action is set in the Canadian wilderness, and you can definitely hear those wide open spaces and lofty mountains in this grand theme tune. As for its use to soundtrack the London Marathon, Goodwin reportedly approved, saying: "I never intended it to accompany running, but it was supposed to depict a certain amount of energy being expended."

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