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American Salute (2000)

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1. Olympic Fanfare

John Williams


2. America, The Dream Goes On

John Williams/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman


3. Hero For Today

Derek Floyd
arr. SCPO Ralph Martino & SCPO Bryan Kidd


4. America the Beautiful

Katherine Lee Bates & Samuel A. Ward
arr. Carmen Dragon


5. The Last Full Measure of Devotion

Larry Grossman & Buz Kohan
arr. Ian Frasier & Michael Davis


6. Liberty Fanfare

John Williams


7. The Sea is My Second Home

Iris Hoffman & Ellen Star
arr. PO1 Sam McClung


8. Seeds of Freedom

CPO W. Scott Ragsdale & CPO Christopher W. Erbe
arr. CPO W. Scott Ragsdale


9. American Salute

Morton Gould


10. Battle Hymn of the Republic

Julia Ward Home & William Steffe
arr. Vaclav Nelhybel


11. Patriotic Medley





This Is My Country


You're A Grand Old Flag


This Land is Your Land


God Bless America


arr. MCPO Jerry Brubaker, SCPO Bryan Kidd, CPO W. Scott Ragsdale


Al Jacobs & Don Raye


George M. Cohan


Woody Guthrie


Irving Berlin

12. Armed Forces on Parade

arr. Richard Hayman


13. God Bless the USA

Lee Greenwood
arr. MCPO Jerry Brubaker & CPO W. Scott Ragsdale


14. The Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa


15. The Star Spangled Banner

Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith





Liner Notes

"America!" is the latest release by Port Authority, the Navy Band's popular rock music group, from Washington, D.C.


Although titled after Neil Diamond's popular hit "America," the album also features a variety of original music. Drawing on the group's vast musical experience, the selections range in style from the popular reggae rhythms of "Killin' Time" to the jazz influenced "Lights of the City." "Tough Goin'" is, in the words of a "Port" member, "Good ole' rock n' roll," in contrast to the up-tempo arrangement of "Pop Goes the Weasel."


Covering a wide musical spectrum, Port Authority is a talented, versatile and dynamic group of Navy professionals who proudly serve their country...America!


On the cover: A view of the Earth photographed from the Apollo 16 lunar mission on April 16, 1972. The photo shows the United States, most of Mexico and part of Central America.




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