Platinum Band Series
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Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2/3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Trumpet in Bb 1 (w/ Solo Cornet)
Trumpet in Bb 2/3
Horn in F 1/2
Horn in F 3/4
Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Crotales, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Tam-Tam, Bass Drum)
Percussion 2 (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)
They Flew Away (and are now at rest) is an elegy dedicated to the many brave pilots who lost their lives in service to our country. The mournful tones of the solo trumpet speak not only of the sorrow at their loss, but the nobility and courage they displayed as the most famous fighting power in military history.
This work is recorded by the USAF Heritage of America Band on an album titled “Portraits,” Maj. Larry H. Lang, conductor, and also on an album by the Augustana College Band, Dr. Bruce T. Ammann, conductor.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Warner Hutchison has a catalogue of some 160 works including those with about a dozen publishers spanning orchestral, band, choral, vocal, chamber music, and electro-acoustic genres. He held positions as director of bands at Houghton College and Union University.
Commissions have led to premieres at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. His works have been performed beyond the U.S. in France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Russia, China, Japan and Canada. Recent compact disc recordings include two brass quintets: Apocalypse I (Crystal records) and Apocalypse V (AUR); chamber music: Poe-Songs for soprano, horn, and vibraphone (Capstone Records); Lament and Jubilation for flute and piano (24 Keys); orchestra: The Desert Shall Bloom As The Rose (Kjos); concert band: As the Stars Forever and They Flew Away by the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America concert band. He is a professor emeritus from New Mexico State University and lives in Albuquerque, NM.