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Flight of Valor (Swearingen)

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 6:14
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone II/E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Gong
  • Ribbon Crasher
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This magnificent work based on the well-known hymn It Is Well with My Soul is respectfully dedicated to the heroes of United Flight 93 who tragically lost their lives in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. Reflective, intense, somber and inspiring are but a few of the words that best describe the emotional make-up of this stunning composition. The work was commissioned by the Somerset County (Penn.) Community Band and premiered on the occasion of the one-year anniversary.

-Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Iowa: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • Tennessee: III


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  • Marshall (Mo.) Municipal Band (Kevin Lines, conductor) - 29 July 2020
  • Lodi (Calif.) Community Band (Art Holton, conductor) – 8 June 2018 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Selma (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band (Janna Hall, conductor) - 24 March 2017 (2017 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 29 March 2015
  • Central Virginia Wind Symphony (Mike Goldberg, conductor) - 11 May 2014

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  • Swearingen, J. (2003). Flight of Valor [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.