Uploaded on Feb 13, 2010 by dinadangdong
Wikipedia: Theme from Mission: Impossible
"Theme from Mission: Impossible" is the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973). The theme was written and composed by Lalo Schifrin and has since gone on to appear in several other works of the Mission: Impossible franchise, including the 1988 TV series, the film series and the video game series. The 1960s version has since been widely acknowledged as one of TV's greatest theme songs.
Wikipedia: Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.
The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
Wikipedia: Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the "Theme from Mission: Impossible". He has received four Grammy Awards and six Oscar nominations. Schifrin, associated with the jazz music genre, is also noted for work with Clint Eastwood in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, particularly the Dirty Harry films.
Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011 by vv0422
YouTube: LALO SCHIFRIN - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - LIVE
Uploaded on Feb 12, 2011 by MrPurser
YouTube: Lalo Schifrin - "Mission Impossible Theme" (Original) (this is the full 2 minute recording)
Published on Jan 7, 2013 by ThePianoGuys
YouTube: Mission Impossible (Piano/Cello/Violin) ft. Lindsey Stirling - ThePianoGuys
In January 2013, violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling and The Piano Guys, Steven Sharp Nelson (cello) and Jon Schmidt (piano), released their interpretation of the "Theme from Mission: Impossible". The arrangement is true to the Lalo Schifrin original, but also employs a passage with a liberal use of the Piano Sonato in C by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart K. 545 first movement and a self-composed passage to end the piece. The arrangement was introduced with a music video having a comedic cloak and dagger theme, with video production by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart. Two official copies of the video have garnered 1.9 million views on Lindsey Stirling's YouTube channel and 3.6 million views on The Piano Guys YouTube channel as of July 23, 2013. (Wikipedia)
Wikipedia: Mission: Impossible (disambiguation)
The title Mission: Impossible refers to articles related to the 1960s–70s television series created by Bruce Geller in one of the following contexts:
- Mission: Impossible, the original 1966–1973 television series
- Mission: Impossible (1988 TV series), the 1988–1990 revival
- Mission: Impossible (film series), a series of films based upon the television series:
- Mission: Impossible (film), the 1996 film starring Tom Cruise
- Mission: Impossible II, the 2000 sequel to the first film
- Mission: Impossible III, the 2006 sequel to the second film
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the 2011 sequel to the third film
- Theme from Mission: Impossible, the theme music of the franchise, originating with the original television series
- Music from Mission: Impossible a 1967 album by Lalo Schifrin
- Video games based upon the film/TV franchise:
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