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The Template:Audio is the official state music of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. The music that became the anthem was originally composed by Stu Nomion at least fifty-eight years prior to the fall of the Twelve Colonies (CAP: "Gravedancing"). It would eventually be adopted as the official anthem of the Colonies following their unification under the Articles of Colonization.
Examples of usage
- The anthem plays as a fanfare when the television station Caprica 5 announces a live interview with the celebrity scientist, Doctor Gaius Baltar (TRS: Miniseries, Night 1).
- Around the same time, it plays briefly during a fly-by of the last Viper squadron of the battlestar Galactica during its decommissioning ceremonies held in its new museum, shortly before a speech given by Commander William Adama (TRS: Miniseries, Night 1).
- After the fall of the Colonies, the anthem appears in a documentary on the crew of Galactica created by D'Anna Biers. A crewman, Stan Gibson, whistles a part of the anthem while he mops a deck on the ship, then an orchestral version of the anthem bursts into the documentary as several pilots enter a hallway to give the film an uplifting heroic appeal (TRS: "Final Cut").
As incidental music
- The Colonial Anthem plays as a young Ensign William Adama sees Galactica for the very first time through a window on a transport (Blood and Chrome, part 1).
- A variation of the anthem is used as incidental music to accompany the departure of the ships of the former refugee fleet from Earth as they fly into the Sun (TRS: "Daybreak, Part II").
- The Colonial anthem is a new recording of the Original Series's main theme composed by Stu Phillips, who assisted Bear McCreary in the new arrangement.
- The scene in which the crewman is heard whistling the anthem confirms that the piece of music exists "in-universe" and is not simply part of the "real world" soundtrack (something that is not necessarily made clear in the mini-series, or by the anthem's use at the end of Biers' documentary, both of which could simply have been soundtrack elements for viewers).
- The audio sample in this article is from the Season 2 soundtrack, track 1, a modern arrangement of the original theme for the episode, "Final Cut", by Bear McCreary.