From the words scrawled by Francis Scott Key in the dim post-battle light of 1814, to the valiant struggle of six Marines to plant American colors on Iwo Jima, to the empowering sight of New York firefighters raising the stars and stripes against the desolation of September 11th, the American flag has come to symbolize the freedoms, rights and personal liberty that Americans cherish. It is out of this sense of national heritage and faith in freedom that the musical, Our Flag Was Still There, was borne. From Deborah Craig-Clarr and David Clydesdale, creators of the best-selling musical The Home of the Brave, Our Flag Was Still There masterfully blends narrations with inspiring testimonies and powerful new songs with traditional anthems, challenging the listener to "pledge allegiance again" not only to the flag, but to God and country. The final song in the book is a bonus "showpiece" an all-new lyricization of the John Phillip Sousa classic "Stars and Stripes Forever" that can be used on its own for patriotic celebrations of any kind. Our Flag Was Still There delivers a stand-up-and-salute performance that reassures your congregation that our flag is still flying, and God is in control.Song Titles: Our Flag Was Still There with The Star Spangled Banner and America, the Beautiful • Our Flag Underscore 1 • I Pledge with My Country, Tis of Thee and You're A Grand Old Flag • Our Flag Underscore 2 • Battle Hymn of the Republic • There She Stands with The Star-Spangled Banner • Our Flag Underscore 3 • I Pledge Allegiance Again with There She Stands and Our Flag Was Still There • The Stars and Stripes Forever Highlights:. From the creators of best-selling choral projects: Let Heaven and Nature Sing!, A Christmas Invitation, and The Home of the Brave A patriotic musical that celebrates our nation's pride, our rich heritage and faith and the symbolism of our flag Available accompaniment DVD includes inspiring testimonies from military veterans and naturalized citizens, as well as actual footage of the Iwo Jima flag raising and more track mixes (split/stereo/click) included on the available accompaniment CD Production notes, audio samples, DVD samples and clip art available at www.wordmusic.com . Also Available: CD Trax, Practice Trax, Orchestration, DVD, Bulk CDs
Voicing: SATB.Difficulty: Moderate. Performance Length: Approx. 40 minutes.Clydesdale Music.