Michael Francis Smith
- Imagine Music Publishing
Written to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It contains three sections; the first presents a fanfare and sweeping theme to show the beauty and strength of America. The middle section depicts the chaos and confusion of the tragic events of that day; here the performers vocalize the sound "shh" to subtly portray the falling of the Twin Towers. Then as the country pulls together in patriotism, one voice enters at a time playing/singing until the piece reaches a triumphant conclusion. Listeners have found this to be an emotionally powerful piece, bringing them back to this moment in American history.