Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Star Spangled Banner Superbowl XXXIX

Does anyone know who wrote the arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner which was sung at SuperBowl XXXIX? It was sung by the combined choirs of the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy at West Point, US Coast Guard Academy, and was accompanied by the US Army Herald Trumpets. There is a moment in the final trumpet fanfares that sounds exactly like a John Williams quote from the end of his Olympic Fanfare and Theme from the 1984 Olympics, but I don't know if it is his or not. I'd like to use this arrangement at the beginning of the next school year to open a memorial run for a WLA graduate, Derek Dobogai, who died serving our country in Iraq.

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