2000 – ‘100 Years As A Nation, Millions Of Years As A Land’ Fireworks Soundtracks

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9pm Family Fireworks

The 9pm Family Fireworks soundtrack producer was Disc Jockey Pee Wee Ferris.

“The 9pm Family Fireworks soundtrack is a deep house/heavy beat tribute to Australian rock music, which combines samples with driving dancefloor rhythms as only Peewee Ferris can. Artists honoured in the sampling include AC/DC, Silverchair & Billy Thorpe, to name a few” – City Of Sydney, 2000.

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Midnight Fireworks

The Midnight Fireworks soundtrack producer was David Stanhope. The full Midnight Fireworks soundtrack is officially called Fireworks Sydney 2001 and was performed by David Stanhope, Robert Ampt, Sydney Symphony Orchestra & the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

“The Midnight Fireworks soundtrack is a classical fantasia on Australian themes, both popular and more formal” – City Of Sydney, 2000.

The part between 05:40 & 06:30 is a segment known as Island Glow. If you look carefully, you can see Goat Island is lit up with white/silver stationary strobing flares too! Fort Denison and other Sydney Harbour islands also featured during this segment.

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  1. 15-Second Countdown – ?
  2. Games 2000 Fanfare – Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  3. Games 2000 Fanfare (Fireworks Sydney 2001 Extension) – Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  4. Fireworks Sydney 2001 –  David Stanhope, Robert Ampt, Sydney Symphony Orchestra & Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
  5. Waltzing Matilda (Fireworks Sydney 2001 Cover) – Banjo Paterson
  6. Fireworks Sydney 2001 – David Stanhope, Robert Ampt, Sydney Symphony Orchestra & Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
  7. Along The Road To Gundagai (Fireworks Sydney 2001 Cover) – Jack O’Hagan
  8. Fireworks Sydney 2001 – David Stanhope, Robert Ampt, Sydney Symphony Orchestra & Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
  9. Olympic Fireworks (Extended Version) – David Stanhope
  10. Advance Australia Fair (James Morrison, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Musical Society & Sing 2001 Choir Cover) – Peter Dodds McCormack