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Home of the Brave / US Air Force Band

Audio Samples

>Thurston, Robert : One Day at the Beach (December 14, 1903), for band
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
>Hull, Bunny : Freedom
>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up
>Scheer, Gene : American Anthem, for voice & piano
>Guest, Douglas : For the Fallen, for chorus
>Williams, John : Hymn to the Fallen
>Martin, Joseph M. : Who Are the Brave, for chorus & band
>Camphouse, Mark : Tribute, for band
>Goldman, Edwin F. : The Chimes of Liberty, for band
>Bliss, John M. : Birds of Thunder, for band
>Robert Shaw / Robert Russ : Revolutionary Etude, for chorus & band (after W. Billings)
>Bates, Katherine Lee : America, the beautiful
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic

Album Summary

>Thurston, Robert : One Day at the Beach (December 14, 1903), for band
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
>Hull, Bunny : Freedom
>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up
>Scheer, Gene : American Anthem, for voice & piano
>Guest, Douglas : For the Fallen, for chorus
>Williams, John : Hymn to the Fallen
>Martin, Joseph M. : Who Are the Brave, for chorus & band
>Camphouse, Mark : Tribute, for band
>Goldman, Edwin F. : The Chimes of Liberty, for band
>Bliss, John M. : Birds of Thunder, for band
>Robert Shaw / Robert Russ : Revolutionary Etude, for chorus & band (after W. Billings)
>Bates, Katherine Lee : America, the beautiful
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Notes & Reviews:

Home of the Brave was recorded in honor of the deployed Airmen of the United States Air Force as a token of appreciation from a grateful nation. Several of the ensembles of the United States Air Force Band participated on this album, making it a well-rounded salute to the brave. The Ceremonial Brass, Max Impact, Singing Sergeants and Symphony Orchestra all collaborated on several of the pieces on this inspiring collection. Every song seeks to pay tribute to American heroes, evoking a feeling of patriotism and respect in each listener. The spirit and courage of those who inspired this album are what truly makes America the Home of the Brave.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bias Recording, Alexandria, VA (08/15/2005-08/19/2005); The United States Air Force Band, Bolling AFB, DC (08/15/2005-08/19/2005); Bias Recording, Alexandria, VA (09/26/2005); The United States Air Force Band, Bolling AFB, DC (09/26/2005).



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Works Details

>Thurston, Robert : One Day at the Beach (December 14, 1903), for band
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
  • Performers: Ryan Carson (Voice); Shani Prewitt (Voice); Regina Coonrod (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hull, Bunny : Freedom
  • Performers: Ryan Carson (Voice); Christin Foley (Voice); Regina Coonrod (Voice); Paul Eschliman (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lovland, Rolf : You Raise Me Up
  • Performer: Ryan Carson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Scheer, Gene : American Anthem, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Darrell Partin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Guest, Douglas : For the Fallen, for chorus
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Williams, John : Hymn to the Fallen
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Martin, Joseph M. : Who Are the Brave, for chorus & band
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Camphouse, Mark : Tribute, for band
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Goldman, Edwin F. : The Chimes of Liberty, for band
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bliss, John M. : Birds of Thunder, for band
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 8 min. 27 sec.

>Robert Shaw / Robert Russ : Revolutionary Etude, for chorus & band (after W. Billings)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bates, Katherine Lee : America, the beautiful
  • Performer: Nathan Carlisle (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.

>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Conductor: Dennis Layendecker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1862