Heroes Fallen, Not Forgotten (Reduced Instrumentation)
Style: | Difficulty: Medium | Grade: 3
Heroes Fallen, Not Forgotten is a salute to those in the military who have given their lives in service to their country, and to those who got caught up in the midst of tragedy due to the actions of others, such as assassinated presidents and civil rights legends.
Mvt. 1: "Shades of Shenandoah for Mrs. Bixby" is a musical reflection of the Civil War (through the tune “Shenandoah”) and the great president Abraham Lincoln. The widow Mrs. Bixby received a letter from Abraham Lincoln on the loss of two of her sons in the Civil War. The tenderness with which President Lincoln expressed his sorrow is heard in the solemnity of the music, reaching out to comfort those who have experienced the loss of a loved one in service to their country. A subtle patriotic essence permeates this lovely piece, sad but full of hope for a better tomorrow.
Mvt. 2: "Wars, Politics, Homeland Tragedies" covers dark moments in American history. It starts in rousing fashion during World War I with hints of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “It's a Long Way to Tipperary”, followed by a musical interpretation of the famed photo of the raising of the flag by the Marines on Iwo Jimo. The piece turns solemn with musical images of President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. The sounds of helicopters overhead signify the country’s involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The movement climaxes with motifs representing mass tragedy visited upon American soil in the form of the Oklahoma City bombing and the destruction of the World Trade Center. As the 9/11 fireball fades to black, a short moment of silence is followed by “Amazing Grace”, with an overlay of “Taps” floating on top.
Mvt. 3: "Let Freedom Ring" lets us know that in spite of all of the terrible things that have happened during the history of the United States, our country will continue to live on. A number of works are intertwined to conclude the show, including “America” (“My Country 'Tis of Thee”), “The Star Spangled Banner”, “Yankee Doodle", “You're a Grand Old Flag”, “Shaker Song” the "Iwo Jima" segment from Movement 2, and “America, America!” The ending is powerful and appropriately patriotic, lifting up our optimism despite the bad things that have tainted our past.
Show Specific Add-Ons
Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
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Sound Effects are available for this show in a high quality AIFF format! The sound effects include: We have a fully produced KPMSoundFX® CD for this show!
ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
PracticeTrax are recorded synthetic tracks of each part or section so students may play along! PracticeTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
SmartMusic® files are available for those of you who use SmartMusic® as a means for student evaluation.
Production Sheets are expanded and detailed count sheets intended for drill designers with valuable information regarding the staging of instruments and other elements.
Show appropriate flag designs are available for your color guard! Our flag designs support the intended concept of a show by Key Poulan Music.
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General Add Ons
Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
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