Reagan Memorial Service MUSIC

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Does anyone know what the peice of music was that played as the honor guard carried the casket ot of the national cathedral today? It was very moving with a very inspiring drum beat. You can watch the service on CSPAN.com and fast forward to the end when the carried the casket out if you need a refrence.
 

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Here is the schedule of events that was given to the media. The part you're probably looking for is:
Anthem "Nick Glennie-Smith" sung by the Armed Forces Chorus with the US
Marine Chamber Orchestra

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11:30 am EDT National Funeral Service at Washington National Cathedral
-Anthems in procession
-Danforth speaks, "I am the resurrection and the life"
-When the casket is in position, Danforth says, "Let us pray"
-First reader Rabbi Harold Kushner
-Second reader Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
-Anthem "Jerusalem" sung by the Cathedral Choir
-Danforth introduces tribute tape by Margaret Thatcher
-10 minute video from Thatcher is played
-Tribute by the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, former Canadian Prime
Minister
-Danforth introduced video from Margaret Thatcher
-Tribute from George H.W. Bush
-Tribute from Geroge W. Bush
-Anthem is sung "William Steffe" sung by Armed Forces Chorus with the US
Marine Chamber Orchestra
-People stand for the Gospel
-Gospel is delivered by Cardinal McCarrick
-Homily delivered by Danforth
-Anthem "New Britain" is sung by Ronan Tynan
-Lord's prayer is lead by Danforth
-Bishop Eastman leads "Prayers of the People"
-Hymn "Ode to Joy"
-Chane, Eastman and Danforth are led to the foot of the casket
-Danforth leads congregation in the Commendation
-Bishop Chane gives the Blessing
-The Vicar, Bishop Eastman, leads the Dismissal
-Anthem "Nick Glennie-Smith" sung by the Armed Forces Chorus with the US
Marine Chamber Orchestra

1:15 pm EDT Departure Ceremony at National Cathedral
-body-bearers rotate the casket and prepare to take it out
-Casket is moved down the aisle to the west end, followed by family and
their military escorts
-Casket is moved into the narthex for any necessary adjustments
-Casket moves out, followed by family. Casket is varied thorugh the cordon
and the honorary pallbearers down to the sidewalk, while the family remains
on the upper landing
-Military honors by the USCG band
-Band begins "Abide with Me" as 40 bells toll
-casket is placed in the hearse
-passengers enter their vehicles and the motorcade departs
 

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THank you VERY much. I knew I had heard it from somewhere, I will have to break out my "And We Were Soldiers" DVD. It was really a fitting piece of music for a great president.
 

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SirBax, I had been wondering what that song was too. It was so touching when it was played during the service. It's a beautiful song. I'm so glad I know what it is now.

Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by Amie@Jun 13 2004, 11:55 AM
SirBax, I had been wondering what that song was too. It was so touching when it was played during the service. It's a beautiful song. I'm so glad I know what it is now.

Thanks!
Thanks Amie,

I just read about the piece of music you were searching for. I am sorry for your loss. I had never heard of that artist before and believe it or not, I don't even remember that commercial. But, it is a very haunting and beautiful piece of music.

Did you are anyone else for that matter get to see that interment service that was held in California? What did you think?
 

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SirBax, Thanks for the kind words. :)
I am a HUGE music lover and love the emotion songs can stir in people. For instance, the song we now know to be, "The Mansions of the Lord" touched me deeply while watching President Reagan's service. It was a mix of the haunting drums and the image of what was taking place that just brought tears to my eyes. THAT was a powerful moment. Like something from a movie.

I've been watching all week and I feel for Nancy Reagan. I've suffered two major losses in the last year and my heart just goes out to people who are grieving.
I did see the service in California and it REALLY got to me. It's one thing to hear other people give speeches but when you hear what the kids had to say, I thought it was really sweet.
Could you really ask for a better setting? It was so beautiful with the hills and the sunset. Then the thing that grabbed my heart the most were Nancy's final moments at the casket. She truly loved him and it just showed in that moment as well as every time she patted and caressed the flag over these days.

Well, I didn't mean to get all emotional here. I think everything was a really fitting tribute to a really decent man.

SirBax, it seems like we like similar music so another song you might like is the original score for the movie "25th Hour." Have you heard it?
 

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I have not heard of that one, but I will have to look it up. Thanks for the tip!!
 
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