Flute I-II II doubles piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Field Drum
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
Dedicated to Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr. by the Museums of Aviation Foundation, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
-Program Note from score
In the summer of 2000, Georgia’s Museum of Aviation Foundation and the United States Air Force Reserve commissioned this work as a tribute to the heroic World War 2 fighter pilot, Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr., who also is the author of the book God is My Co-Pilot.
- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music
American Hero was written in the summer of 2000 and dedicated to Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr., author of the book God Is My Co-Pilot. This book is the story of his World War II flying experiences. In musical terms, American Hero represents the qualities of courage, compassion, and nobility that are the hallmarks of all American heroes, young or old.
-Program Note by Contra Costa Wind Symphony
- Audio CD: United State Air Force Reserve Band - 2008
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Duane Carroll, conductor) 17 May 2015
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Alone Yet Not Alone (arr. Graham) (2013)
- American Hero (2001)
- A Celebration Overture (2014)
- Concerto for Tuba and Winds (1987)
- Concerto for Piccolo and Wind Ensemble (orch. Bass) (1992/2005)
- Concerto for Trumpet, Euphonium, and Band
- Dinosaurs (Broughton) (1992)
- Excursions for Trumpet and Band (1995)
- Fanfare for 16 Horns (2015)
- Fanfares, Marches, Hymns & Finale (2003)
- From Sea to Shining Sea
- Frontier Overture, A (1982)
- Harlequin (1984)
- Heliotrope Bouquet
- In the World of Spirits (2012)
- Jag: Theme (2002)
- Masters of Space and Time
- New Era (2010)
- Oliver's Birthday (1998/2008)
- Open the Door! (2018)
- Overture to "Miracle on 34th Street" (arr. Vinson) (2007)
- Quaternity (2019)
- Silverado (1985)
- Spacious Skies (2017)
- Tent Meeting Revival (2014)
- Themes from "Silverado" (arr. Morsch) (1985)
- Turbulence (2013/2016)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Bruce Broughton." Accessed 13 May 2015.
- Broughton, B. (2001). American Hero [score]. Black Squirrel Music: Kent, Ohio.