The Chimes Of Liberty
Edwin Franko Goldman
Date Of Composition: 1922
Performed by: U.S. Army Concert Band
It has always been fashionable for a composer to write music to express a sense of national pride. Edwin Franko Goldman considered himself a musical statesman.
He wrote several marches with patriotic themes including The Chimes of Liberty, which he published in 1922. The Chimes of Liberty is a military march and is Goldman's greatest hit. Many think it is a re-wording of the Liberty Bell (march) by John Philip Sousa, but it is a totally different march by a different composer.
However, like "The Liberty Bell", it has a unique use of chimes.