One of Our Own
The music on this album represents the multi-faceted works of Alfred Reed, a prolific American composer. During his years as an Army Air Force bandsman, Alfred Reed proved to be very influential in the area of wind band composition, and he became an inspiration for composers around the world. While in the Army Air Force, Reed wrote more than one hundred and fifty compositions and arrangements, including the extremely popular Russian Christmas Music. One of Our Own contains twelve different pieces composed, transcribed, or arranged by Alfred Reed. Recorded by The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, each piece is played beautifully and attentively. The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is the principal musical ambassador of Headquarters Air Mobility Command and has a rich heritage of performing diverse musical styles for audiences around the world. Featuring tracks like A Festival Prelude and Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus. One of Our Own is a fantastic album both delightfully written and played.