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J I D A I
To the Heroes of Always and Forever... #926 in 13:33 for Band of the 3rd Millennium by © Stephen Melillo IGNA 11 September 2004 2nd & 3rd Millennium
Representing Germany, J I D A I is inspired by Maurice Hamers, Conductor and Lothar Uth, Tubist and Teacher at The University of Augsburg/Nurnberg in Germany. He has taught me what Heimat really means.
Representing Japan, J I D A I is inspired by and dedicated to Ichiro Asuke, his son Kotaro and the Musicians of the Meijo Gakuin High School Queenstar in Japan and in the spirit of MUSASHI is also dedicated once again to the People of Japan and to all those who embrace the need for Heroism, understand its eternal call and live each day in the pursuit of all that lifts and binds us. It is also offered as a gift to the Musicians of the Japan Air Self Defense Force Central Band, Conducted by LTC Yoshikatsu Takagi.
Representing America, J I D A I is commissioned by Stephen Panoff & The Tallwood High School Band, in keeping with their 10-year tradition of honoring heroes. In particular, we offer this work as a continuing gesture of love and appreciation to all those around the world fighting in defense of Freedom, now and always.
Representing Austria and Europe, J I D A I is commissioned by The Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ried, Austria Karl Geroldinger, Conductor in Dedication to the Innominate Real Heroes of Daily Life
Representing Israel, J I D A I is commissioned by The Akko Municipality Music Conservatory Shmuel Kahana, Director & Conductor in Dedication to a Future of Brotherhood
J I D A I is also lovingly dedicated to the memory of Jerry Goldsmith who passed away on 21 July 2004. He has inspired me all of my Life, and from Heaven... he always will.
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