A Musical Memorial for America's Veterans
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.
Catalog Number: ALT55952
Composer: Anonymous, Douglas Guest, Eric Ewazen, Gene Scheer, Henry Baker, James A., Jr. Beckel, Jeremy Martin, Joel Dulyea, John B. Dykes, John Lamirande, Larry Grossman, Robert Jäger, Stephen Melillo, Traditional, William Steffe
Orchestra/Ensemble: [""President's Own" United States Marine Band, United States Air Force Academy Band, United States Air Force Band, United States Air Force Ceremonial Brass, United States Air Force Singing Sergeants, United States Army Band Pershing's Own, United States Army Continental Band, United States Army Field Band, United States Coast Guard Band, USAF Band of the Golden West"]
Performer: Darrell Partin