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Ky. trumpeters play in Lincoln movie

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A couple of Kentucky musicians say they enjoyed being part of Steven Spielberg's new film about Abraham Lincoln.

University of Louisville music professor Michael Tunnell and Reese Land, who is associate professor of music/trumpet at Campbellsville University, were part of the U.S. Marine Band shown in the first half hour of the movie.

The men are part of an ensemble called the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets and played an arrangement of the Civil War era piece "We are Coming Father Abraham" with other musicians from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area.

Tunnel said movie audiences actually hear the musicians playing. He says there's no overdubbing because Spielberg wanted the sound to be as authentic as possible.

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