Symphonic Requiem: Seventh Symphony for Band

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SMC S940FS/ HL 137325

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When James Barnes was commissioned to compose a work for the United States Army Band to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, he decided to combine two massive structures into one: a requiem and a symphony. The result is this work, which is intended to portray the heartbreak of three of the most dramatic battles of the war, concluded by an apotheosis, a hymn of respect and praise for the 668,000 soldiers, Confederate and Federal alike, who gave their lives during this monumental conflict.