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Highway Of Heroes

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By Robert Buckley

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Mixed Percussion B-Flat Tuba, B-Flat trombone, Baritone Horn TC/Euphonium, Bass Trombone, E-Flat Cornet, E-Flat Tenor Horn, E-Flat Tuba TC, Flugelhorn, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Tenor Trombone - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Robert Buckley. Arranged by Rita Arendz. 20th Century, Instructional, Patriotic. Brass Band. 60 pages. Rita Arendz #727278. Published by Rita Arendz (A0.1126635).

Item Number: A0.1126635

The original work for Concert Band was commissioned by Edward Trovato and his band, The Gleneagle Secondary School Senior Symphonic Band, of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. The inspiration came from the name of a stretch of highway that pays homage to the fallen soldiers. It was composed to honour heroism of all kinds - to pay tribute to the brave souls who every day unselfishly risk their lives and even pay the ultimate sacrifice.There are two Highways of Heroes in Canada, the first being a portion of the King's Highway in Ontario, commonly referred to as Highway 401 and officially known as The MacDonald-Cartier Freeway. The second is the portion of the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia between Surrey and Abbotsford.In 2007, The Government of Canada renamed the freeway in Ontario between Trenton, home of the Canadian Forces Base Trenton, and Toronto, where the Office of the Chief Coroner is located. This was the first stop for the fallen returning from Afghanistan before returning home to their families.Although Canada had a special forces team in Afghanistan in December 2001, the first infantry battalion did not arrive until February 2002. That April saw the first casualty.The funeral processions that followed inspired a spontaneous phenomenon of Canadians lining the 100-mile route, waving flags and rendering salutes to remember their country's soldiers.The second Highway of Heroes was dedicated in 2011 to the memory of British Columbians who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for their country in Afghanistan and to the families they left behind.This setting for British Style Brass Band was written to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first main body of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and to remember the 159 service personnel and civilians whose sacrifices cannot be forgotten.Duration ~4:55. 60 pages.

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