He actually passed away on Super Bowl Sunday? Really love the Autumn Thunder collection. He gave us so much iconic music. RIP. (The first example “Round Up” was lovingly played in a montage on King of Queens.)
I will miss Sam Spence. His music is an awesome legacy. IMO, NFL Films and the NFL Network owe much of their success to Mr. Spence’s work. Personally it was his music, largely, that actually attracted me to pro football. As a child in the 60s I did have some interest in the game, but it essentially was a tv special, “They Call it Pro Football” that hooked me on the highlight shows like “This Week In Pro Football”, etc., that were far more interesting to me than watching individual games. His music and that of other composers from the De Wolfe and other library music sources is still some of my top favorite for listening pleasure, much more so than the music of today’s highlight films. He wrote some really good music not related to NFL Films as well. Thank you, Sam Spence, for fifty years of musical enjoyment!
It's kind of eerie that he would die the day before the Super Bowl. The San Francisco Symphony just held a concert with N.F.L. Films music just for two consecutive nights before his death. R.I.P. Sam Spence. You were the "sound" of N.F.L. Films.
Awesone and amazing. Have autumn thunder 10 cd collection. Bought as soon as discovered existed when was in print. Highly recommended. As is my custom when a great dies and either have/can get digitally or have on cd, playing right now.
Was always kind of sad that by the time nygiants came into their own they neither got sam nor the VOICE. Kills superbowl xxi and xxv highlights for me.