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Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam

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Jerry Brubaker

Jerry Brubaker

Subtitle: A Message of Hope for America

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00; (digital) - $82.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This stirring original composition by the former chief arranger for the United States Navy Band was written shortly after the tragic events of September 2001 and honors the resilient spirit of America. Conveying a sense of pride and strength, this is a truly inspiring work with real emotional impact.

- Program Note by publisher

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam was inspired by a phrase from America, the Beautiful and is dedicated to the patriotic spirit of America. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, this work is a reverent musical memorial to those who lost their lives. It is a message of strength for all of us whose lives were changed by this event. And, finally, the piece reinforces the determination that the cities of America will endure and triumph and will indeed gleam once again.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

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