The two selections presented here were chosen as perfect companions to reflect the profound heritage and memory which have become integral parts of our own America.
I:Lest We Forget was composed to pay homage to our founding fathers and their nobel experiment in democracy: "conceived in liberty." The music is intended to reflect the mood of quiet, reverent memory with its chorale-like nature.
Samuel Augustus Ward's melody "Materna" is perfect for II:America the Beautiful. The timeless and beautiful wods by Katherine Lee Bates always come to mind when the melody is heard. Each verse of the poem has a profound message to convey that is truly enhanced by music.