Suitable for Patriotic concerts or as an overture for any concert.  Duration, 4 minutes.  See orchestration.   See printable documents. See performancesBand version. See Audio Sample.

Now available - Audio Band Sample.  Click here.

About The American Dream

"The American Dream" is the final movement of a longer composition entitled "Night Visions".  Written in 1992, the work is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Drobinak.  "Night Visions" was commissioned by Price Waterhouse.  

The entire piece is comprised of four movements with each movement dedicated to a different dream.  The other movements are "Flying", "Gates of the Unknown", and "Vision of a Lost Friend."  

The final movement, "The American Dream", was meant to pay particular tribute to Mr. O'Drobinak in his success as CEO of Price Waterhouse.  With the freedoms that our country offers, any individual has the opportunity to pursue and achieve their dreams and aspirations.  

The middle section of "The American Dream" includes the hymn, 'For the Beauty of the Earth.'  This hymn quote was meant to pay homage to the wonderful natural resources that bless this great country.

Orchestration

2 Flutes

4 Horns in F

1 Piccolo

2 Trumpets in C

2 Oboe

3 Trombones

2 Bb Clarinets

1 Tuba

1 Bb BassClarinets

1 Timpani

2 Bassoons

3 Percussion

 

Optional Harp

  String Section

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass

Documents

About "The American Dream"

Orchestration

Band Version

There is a band transcription of this work published by Hal Leonard Music, and recorded by the United States Coast Guard Band and the DePauw University Wind Ensemble.

This work sold out of its copies, and has recently been republished.  Tell your local music store that the inventory number is # 04001547.

It has been performed by several university bands, including Butler University and DePauw University, and has been used at Music Educators Conferences for honor band performances.

The Indiana Wind Symphony performed The American Dream on November 11, 2012

Audio Sample

The sample on this player was recorded by the United States Coast Guard Band and was used by permission.  Just click the center arrow to begin.

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Performances

"The American Dream" has been performed by many orchestras all over the country:

Arkansas
Atlanta
Austin
Ball State University
Baltimore
Buffalo
Diablo Symphony
DePauw Symphony
Erie Philharmonic
Ft. Wayne
Fox Valley Symphony
Greenville
Gulf Coast
Illinois All-State Orchestra
Illinois Symphony
Indianapolis
Jacksonville Symphony
Johnstown
Lafayette, IN
Lancaster
Loudoun Symphony
Marion, IN
Masterworks Festival
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Naples Philharmonic
Nashville
New Jersey Symphony
Oklahoma City
Philharmonic of Indianapolis
Rochester
Rockford
St. Louis
South Bend, IN
South Dakota
Springfield, IL
Syracuse
Tacoma
University of Central Florida
Victoria Symphony
Virginia Arts Festival
Wheeling, IL
Wisconsin Chamber 

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