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"...'The West Wing' theme was composed by W.G. Snuffy Walden, who's also created theme songs for 'thirtysomething,' 'I'll Fly Away,' 'My So-Called Life,' 'Night,' 'Once and Again' and, most recently, 'Mister Sterling,' 'The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.' and 'The Lyon's Den.'
"Walden typically scores several episodes of a series before composing its theme song.
"'My understanding of those characters is not going to be nearly as deep as when I've sat with the characters and gone through emotional trials and tribulations with them and then try to access that emotionally myself,' Walden said.
"He wrote two other pieces of music before what became 'The West Wing' theme. One he described as a pop anthem track and another he said was 'a Phil Collins-y kind of thing.'
"Executive producer/director Thomas Schlamme responded to music Walden scored near the end of the show's third episode. That music cue inspired what became the show's lush, patriotic theme song...."
We only found this article because of a post by "Leighton" on Television Without Pity's West Wing forum.
Music by... W.G. Snuffy Walden
W.G. Snuffy Walden
This album includes the following:
13. West Wing Suite
14. West Wing - Main Title
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