Flight of Valor by James Swearingen. Concert band. Heritage of the March Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR337 & CL.WFR328). Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2003. Duration 6 minutes, 14 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3262-00).
This magnificent work based on the well-known hymn "It Is Well With My Soul", is respectfully dedicated to the heroes of United Flight 93 who tragically lost their lives in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. Reflective, intense, somber and inspiring are but a few of the words that best describe the emotional make-up of this stunning composition. Commissioned by the Somerset County (PA) Community Band and premiered on the occasion of the one-year anniversary, this piece is certain to become a standard in the repertoire of bands for many years to come. STUNNING!