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Purple Heart

By David Shaffer

Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by David Shaffer. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR350). Score and set of parts. Composed 2007. Duration 4 minutes, 36 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3566-00).

Item Number: CL.012-3566-00

Purple Heart is a powerful and dramatic musical setting written in tribute to composer David Shaffer's former student LCpl Michael Cifuents who, along with 14 other Marines from the Columbus, Ohio based Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, were killed on August 3,2005 in a roadside attack in Iraq. The subdued sonorities of the horns are blended with the subtleties of the mallet percussion, creating a compassionate and stirring setting appropriate for any concert setting. An emotional tribute to Michael Cifuentes and members of Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines who were killed on August 3, 2005 in Iraq is now available. This PowerPoint presentation may be used in conjunction with the performance of Purple Heart:

About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series

The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.

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  • 2008-04-18 00:00:00.0 emotional story

    This piece of music i found fascinating. It is emotional and inspiring. The reason why this song was written is also inspiring. This the most mooving piece of music i have personaly played

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