A 2019 Winning composition for the Dallas Winds "Call for Fanfares" Competition.
Lest We Forget
The title of this Fanfare comes from a poem by Rudyard Kipling called "Recessional". The line "Lest we forget" which is featured at the end of the poem, is commonly used in ceremonies of remembrance for those who have been lost, typically in war time. It is my hope that this fanfare will serve as a respectful dedication to all of those brave men and women who have sacrificed everything for our freedom.
'God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!'