Listen along with the score here: (54) Lullaby for James, by Dr. Daniel Thrower, for brass quintet, percussion and soprano solo - YouTube
The poem and melody were written in August 2014. The setting for brass quintet and vocalist came about in 2020 for the USAF Heartland of America Band's Offutt Brass to perform as a tribute to all the mothers and fathers who are deployed as military members to preserve the freedoms we hold dear. A tear-jerker in this light, to be sure! In normal performance settings, it is extremely heartwarming and packed with deep parental emotions.
The trumpet parts call for flugelhorns to increase the warm nature of the composition.
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