Composer James Grant writes, “Tribute: Those Who Serve, scored for grade 4/5 band, is dedicated to the bravery, heroism and sacrifice of all First Responders. The music is based on an earlier work for orchestra, called Tribute, commissioned by conductor Michael Gagliardo and the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001… Tribute: Those Who Serve invites us to pause and reflect on the daily acts of valor exhibited by the many First Responders in our local communities – law enforcement officials, firefighters, search and rescue teams, emergency medical technicians and citizen volunteers, to name but a few. My hope is that this piece will inspire community and school bands nationwide to hold events to honor the brave women and men who serve with consummate commitment and determination in our local communities, selflessly standing tall in times of local and national crisis.”
This work was commissioned by the Tribute Band Consortium.
Solo Parts Included (on CD, ready to print): Piccolo, Flutes 1-2, Oboes 1-2, English Horn, Bassoons 1-2, Contrabassoon (optional), Eb Clarinet (optional), Bb Clarinets 1-3, Bass Clarinet, Contra-Alto Clarinet (optional), Contrabass Clarinet (optional), Alto Saxophones 1-2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone (optional), Trumpets 1-3, Horns 1-4, Trombones 1-3, Euphonium, Tuba, Double Bass (optional), Timpani, Percussion 1-5, Harp (optional), Piano (optional)