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This is My Country (arr Brubaker)

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Al T. Jacobs

Al Jacobs (arr. Jerry Brubaker)


General Info

Year: 1940 / 2009
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Al Jacobs' daughter, Joann, recently wrote, "Dad ran into Don Raye who said he was in the process of writing a patriotic song [This is My Country] and would he like to write the music. So the words came first for sure, and then my dad wrote the music. I believe the song was written in New York . . ."

Jacobs and Raye wrote their song in 1940 and, as a result of a January 7, 1942, recording session for Decca Records, the group Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians popularized it. Over the years a number of other recordings of the tune were made, for example, by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Pattie Labelle.

- Program Note from The Library of Congress


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jeffrey D. Gershman, conductor; Carl Johnson, vocal) – 3 July 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


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