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"20th Century Fox Fanfare" is a composition by Alfred Newman and the first track in Independence Day: Complete Score. It is played to accompany the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence.


The 20th Century Fox fanfare was composed in 1933 by Alfred Newman, a longtime head of Fox's music department from 1940 to the 1960s. In 1953, Newman re-composed the fanfare with "CinemaScope extension", extending it with several bars of warm, soaring strings.

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