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James Christensen

Arranged by James Christensen

Subtitle: Musical Memories from World War II

General Info

Year: 1995
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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

  • Air Raid Siren
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Field Drum
  • Fog Horn
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Ship Bell
  • Ship Whistle
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With the recent anniversary of the end of World War II, Americans have reflected on that special era in our history, a time when popular music played such an important role in the national consciousness. This outstanding showcase for band spotlights some of the fabulous songs of that era including: Thanks for the Memory, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, I'll Be Seeing You, It's Been a Long Long Time, Bell-Bottom Trousers, White Cliffs of Dover, and Praise the Lord And Pass the Ammunition.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Rochester Community Concert Band (Rochester Hills, Mich.) (Paul F. DeRubeis, conductor) - 16 May 2023
  • Atlantic Wind Ensemble (Ocean Grove, N.J.) (Eliot Prowse, conductor) - 29 May 2021
  • Cottonwood Community Band (Sedona, Ariz.) (Sy Brandon, conductor) – 17 March 2019
  • Heritage Woods Secondary Senior Concert Band (Port Moody, B.C.) (Katherine Fester, conductor) – 21 November 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Carlos Gama, Jr., conductor) - 26 June 2018
  • State College Area (Penn.) Municipal Band (Ned C. Deihl, conductor)- 19 November 2017
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Judd, conductor) – 12 November 2017
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) – 8 November 2015
  • Rockford (Ill.) Christian Fellowship Band (George Strombeck, conductor) - 22 March 2015
  • Christian Fellowship Band (Rockford, Ill.) ( Vicki Peterson, conductor) - 28 September 2014
  • Coopersville (Mich.) Community Concert Band (Tom Harsay, conductor) - 2 March 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Christensen, J. (1995). The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.