The Veni Vidi Vici Suite pays homage to the composer's late father, James (Pappy) Creider, who was the ground crew chief for the B-17F bomber, Veni Vidi Vici, for its 32 missions while stationed at Knettishall Air Base in England with the 562nd Squadron of the 388th Heavy Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force. The suite consists of 4 movements. Played together these movements meld together as one piece. But each movement can be played as a standalone as well. The target audience for this suite includes, but is not limited to, high school bands, university bands and community bands. Running time for the entire suite is 19:39.
This narrative song is a re-telling of the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel: 17. It describes the wonder of the crowd, marveling first at what they regard as the impunity; and later at the bravery of David as he kills the Philistine giant. Edwards's setting employs both rhythmic and harmonic choral ostinati and intersperses David's calm reasoned statements with the mutterings and exclamations from the crows as they observe the scene.
John Clifford Heed (1862-1908) was known as the March Wizard, and has more than 60 published marches to his credit. In Storm and Sunshine was one of his earliest works, and it remains his most popular work to this day. It has all the ingredients for a great march, and this new edition by Marc Oliver provides a fresh new approach to the long time favorite.
Oliver - National Anthem of the Peoples' Republic of Upper Slobbovia, arr. Marc Oliver
National Anthem of the Peoples' Republic of Upper Slobbovia was composed by Markus Oliverski (i.e. Marc Oliver) (1958-). This edition was published by Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings in 2013 and is scored for Brass Band.