A Musical Memorial for America's Veterans / US Military Band & Choruses

> Gardens of Stone - Gardens of Stone
> The Last Full Measure of Devotion (arr. M. Davis) - The Last Full Measure of Devotion (arr. M. Davis)
> I'm a Soldier (Warrior Ethos) (arr. V. Norman) - I'm a Soldier (Warrior Ethos) (arr. V. Norman)
> America the Brave - America the Brave
> That others may live - That others may live
> American Anthem (arr. G. Fry) - American Anthem (arr. G. Fry)
> Lord, Guard and Guide (arr. M. Davis) - Lord, Guard and Guide (arr. M. Davis)
> Eternal Father, Strong to Save - Eternal Father, Strong to Save
> A Hymn for the Lost and the Living - A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
> America: A Musical Memorial - America: A Musical Memorial
> Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace
> For the Fallen - For the Fallen
> Epilogue: Lest We Forget - Epilogue: Lest We Forget
> The Battle Hymn of The Republic - The Battle Hymn of The Republic
> Taps - Taps

Album Summary

>Beckel, Jr., James A. : Gardens of Stone, for band
>Grossman, Larry : The Last Full Measure of Devotion
>Lamirande, John : I'm a Soldier (Warrior Ethos), for chorus & band
>Melillo, Stephen : America the Brave, for band
>Martin, Jeremy : That Others May Live, for band
>Scheer, Gene : American Anthem, for voice & piano
>Baker, Henry : Lord Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly (The Air Force Hymn)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : Eternal father, strong to save "Melita"
>Ewazen, Eric : A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
>Dulyea, Joel : America
>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
>Guest, Douglas : For the Fallen, for chorus
>Jager, Robert : Epilogue
>Scofield, G. S. : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Anonymous : Taps ("Bugle Call"), for trumpet
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Altissimo is proud to honor all veterans with this special compilation performed by the U.S. Military bands and choruses. The pieces featured on the album were selected for the message behind the music. Included are: Eric Ewazen's "A Hymn for the Lost and Living," which he composed as his musical response following September 11th; "That Others May Live" written by SSgt Jeremy Martin and dedicated to all of the medical workers in all branches of the U.S. Military; Gene Sheer's "American Anthem" composed to serve as a reminder of the selfless sacrifices of the men and women who fight for our nation; Robert Jager's "Epilogue: Lest We Forget," commissioned by Colonel Jack Grogran for the 50th Anniversary of WWII; "Gardens of Stone" by James A. Beckel, Jr. written for all fallen heroes buried at Arlington Cemetery; and "The Last Full Measure of Devotion" by Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan composed for the 1991 CBS Special "CBS All-Star Salute to Our Troops," among many other great pieces.



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Works Details

>Beckel, Jr., James A. : Gardens of Stone, for band
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Grossman, Larry : The Last Full Measure of Devotion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Lamirande, John : I'm a Soldier (Warrior Ethos), for chorus & band
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Howie Smith.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.

>Melillo, Stephen : America the Brave, for band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.

>Martin, Jeremy : That Others May Live, for band
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.

>Scheer, Gene : American Anthem, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Darrell Partin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Baker, Henry : Lord Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly (The Air Force Hymn)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854

>Dykes, John Bacchus : Eternal father, strong to save "Melita"
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Ewazen, Eric : A Hymn for the Lost and the Living
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dulyea, Joel : America :: A Musical Memorial, for chorus & band
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.

>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Written: 1860

>Guest, Douglas : For the Fallen, for chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jager, Robert : Epilogue :: Lest We Forget, for band
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Scofield, G. S. : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861

>Anonymous : Taps ("Bugle Call"), for trumpet
  • Period Time: Renaissance