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Pieces for Honoring Veterans

Hello,
I am looking for recently published SATB works that honor vetereans for both my mixed high school choir and the adult community choir. My high shool junior/senior group has about 40 students, and the community group is around 55 people.  I perfer pieces with keyboard or other instruments.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
Samantha Heaton
Replies (5): Threaded | Chronological
on November 26, 2012 4:20am
One ppossibility is Llord Larson's "A Tribute to the Armed Services" which is a setting of the hymns or songs of the five branches of the military, ending with "America the Beautiful". This is set for SATB (also available as SAB and 2-part mixed) with piano accompaniment, brass or orchestra. This is Alfred #30477.
on November 26, 2012 5:11pm
Warren beat me to recommending this medley, which we just performed at our high school's Veterans' Day assemblies. It has all the tunes, in very nice settings. My students were quite moved as the veterans in the audience each stood when their service song was sung. My colleague and I arranged the very nice piano accompaniment for string orchestra, which I would be glad to share with you.
on November 26, 2012 6:58am
Hi Samantha,
 
I have an SATB and Piano version of a piece I was originally commissioned to write for a TTBB ensemble called "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep. A chorus in Georgia liked it so much they asked me to transcribe it to SATB and it worked quite well. It was written in honor of those who gave their lives for our freedom and specifically for a former high school student who was killed serving in Iraq.  All of the information including sample pages and recordings can be found here:  Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
 
Best wishes on your program and thank you for honoring veterans.
Janet Lanier
on November 26, 2012 12:29pm
I'd like to offer a new (2012) piece, "Sleep in Serenity."  SATB, a cappella, ~ 5 min, easy, free.  You may look at and listen to the entire piece here:  http://www.choralmelodies.com/SATB.php
 
Listen to a clip: 
 
 
on November 26, 2012 7:24pm
Hello Ms. Heaton.
 
I have an SATB patriotic anthem honoring veterans, with piano accompaniment, that I am currently self-publishing.  It was inspired by my husband's deployment and the sacrifices of those who have served as well as the families that support them.  It is a short work called The Patiotic Family. At times it has a rousing patritotic character while at other times it is sentimental and tender. The overall scheme is lyrical and tonal with a march-like feel in spots and a few very expressive moments leading into fermatas. I think it is quite accessible. The beginning section also offers a moment to highlight an optional soprano (or soprano section) solo. I should have a recording of it shortly. Are you interested?
 
Thanks for your consideration and good luck with your search.
 
Heather
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