Grade 2.5

Duration: 5:42

This show is based on “A date that will live on in infamy”, the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The show opens with “Pearl Harbor”, an up-tempo opener based on old sailing medleys even featuring an old sailor’s hornpipe jog.  This opening is interrupted by “Tora! Tora! Tora!” as the attack begins.  We hear traditional Japanese melodies and optional taiko drums.  After the attack, we hear “Eternal Father”, the Navy Hymn as a nation mourns.  But this is followed by “The American Spirit” which begins softly and gradually builds to a glorious fanfare.  The show concludes with “On to Victory!”  This show is very moving and will appeal to students and audiences alike.