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Tribute to America

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Jorim E. Reid, Sr.

Jorim E. Reid, Sr.

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General Info

Year: 2001
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Four movements


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Program Notes

The Tribute to America was written in 2001 to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. On that day, many had feelings of shock, fear, anger, and hate. As the nation rose from the ashes, the true American spirit prevailed.

The details of that fateful morning are depicted in the first three movements. Different techniques of composing as well as orchestration are used in all four movements and new sounds are explored.

Much symbolism appears in the fourth movement. Taps played by solo trumpet off stage initially is accompanied by poignant orchestration. As a motif of chords create tension and stronger dynamics the Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever, My country 'tis of Thee, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic themes are inserted simultaneously at points. The 4th movement is the last movement, which is intended to honor America and how the people of a nation rose from the ashes. Appropriately, the ending is a setting of America the Beautiful with a triumphant ending.

This work was first performed March 28, 2002 by the North Carolina Central University Symphonic Band and was requested again due to its sensitive nature and trying time of a nation at war in 2003.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Symphony (Bryan A. Flippin, conductor) – 11 November 2022
  • North Carolina Central University Symphonic Band – 28 March 2002 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


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