Lest We Forget

From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With echoes of "Taps" and other patriotic themes, this dignified composition pays homage to the men and women of the armed forces. On the easier side of this grade level, this piece will come together quite easily for developing bands. Beautifully crafted and dynamically scored, this is an absolutely stunning work that will fit a variety of programming needs!

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to my father, Bruce Swearingen, and to all the men and women who have distinguished themselves by serving to protect our country.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Boynton Beach (Fla.) Gold Coast Band (Barbara Ribenstein, conductor) 19 February 2023
  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold Jimmerson, conductor; Paul Bloomquist, narrator) - 12 June 2022
  • State College Area (Penn.) Municipal Band (Darrin Thornton, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • Maui High School (Kahului, Hi.) Symphonic Band (Kerry Wasano, conductor) – 11 May 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Perusal score
  • Swearingen, J. (2001). Lest We Forget [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.