The USAF Heritage of America Band, The United States Air Force Band , Col. Lowell Graham (conductor)
Ira Hearshen is one of America's most popular and successful orchestrators and arrangers. He has written for many Hollywood films, such as Toy Story and The Scorpion King. He has also written for the concert stage, especially wind band, notably his Pulitzer Prize-nominated Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa, which is adventurously constructed, richly melodic and colorfully scored. His unique takes on Strike Up The Band and There's No Business Like Show Business provide moments of rich humor whilst the Divertimento for Band mines the American jazz vernacular with true rhythmic verve. Ira Hearshen's music is colourful and very approachable. Colonel Lowell Graham is the Chairman of the Music Department and the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is the recipient of the 'Abraham Chavez' Professorship in Music.
Hearshen Symphony on Themes by John Philip Sousa, Divertimento for Band; Gershwin (arr. Hearshen) Strike Up The Band, Berlin There's No Business Like Show Business (arr. Hearshen)
Running Time: 1 hr 10 min