Posted By : GeneFambrough
Piece Title : Medal of Honor
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Composer / Arranger : Fambrough, Gene (1969-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Gene Fambrough is Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Drumline, Electro-Acoustic ensemble and assists with the UAB Band program. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia (Music Education), East Carolina University (Performance), and the University of Alabama (DMA, Performance).

Prior to his appointment at UAB, he spent three years at Oak Grove High School in Bessemer, Alabama. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.  He is sponsored by Pearl/Adams Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Evans drumheads, and Black Swamp Percussion.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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 Gene Fambrough
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
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Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 /  2005
Duration :13Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Medal of Honor was composed for and is dedicated to all war veterans. As the son of a Korean War veteran, certain things have come to move and inspire me lately, among them a recent visit to our nations capitol. This was my first opportunity to view the Korean War Memorial, and I found particular interest in the area known as the Pool of Remembrance. Additionally, I have always been awed and inspired by the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. I had been working on fragments of this work and found the needed inspiration to tie them together within this framework of ideas. The Prelude presents a haunting, ominous mood through the use of non-traditional harmonic motion and open fifth structures. Remembrance presents the key of B-flat minor, developed throughout the remainder of the work and explored more traditionally within …of the Unknown. Although still in minor tonality, Celebration creates a joyous interpretation of the previous themes and a brief variation in major, concluding with a short Postlude. The five sections are played without pause

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