An American Anthem

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SMC S858CB/ HL 3778767

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Concert Band
Written as a response to the events of September 11, 2001, "American Anthem" utilizes the principal motives that are heard in "The Star-Spangled Banner", which is to the composer the most patriotic song and the true American anthem.  This piece also celebrates the life of the composer's father-in-law and mentor David Leon Adams, a great musician and World War II veteran, who died during the completion of this work.