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Norman Leyden
Norman Leyden in 2012.jpg
Norman Leyden (holding his clarinet case)
at a rehearsal in 2012
Born October 17, 1917
Died July 23, 2014(2014-07-23) (aged 96)
Nationality American
Occupation Conductor, composer, musician
Spouse(s) Alice

Norman Fowler Leyden (October 17, 1917 – July 23, 2014) was an American conductor, composer, arranger, and clarinetist.

He worked in movie and television. He was perhaps best known as the conductor of the Oregon Symphony Pops orchestra. He co-wrote with Glenn Miller the theme "I Sustain the Wings" in 1943, which was used to introduce the World War II radio series.

Leyden died on July 23, 2014, of an unspecified cause.


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