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THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
This concert, visualized by rare footage and photographs, some of which had not been previously seen by experts in POW research, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music and won 3 Telly Awards in 2008 for Biography, History and Music, and won the 2008 Ava Gold Award for Documentary.
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE is a Documentary in Music honoring all Veterans and is inspired by the Valiant Souls of Bataan and Corregidor. This historically accurate Musical work is made complete by incorporating authentic radio and musical clips from WWII, excerpts and lyrics pertinent to the events of Bataan and Corregidor during the 3 years, 8 months and 25 days where 31,095 Souls were sacrificed to brutal conditions and hardship.
The Struggle and Sacrifice, survived and not-survived by the Souls of Bataan and Corregidor, inspired the Music. The Music was composed for an ensemble of 100 instrumentalists and 300 Chorus. It was recorded first by The Central Band of Japan Air Self Defense Force for the "First-time-ever-in-this-category" Grammy-nominated STORMWORKS Chapters 5:8 CD Set, and then later, rerecorded by multi-national ensembles around the world committed to the same purpose of tribute.
When experiencing this Documentary in Music, there is no narration, nor any sound coming from the visuals. Instead, the experience of film and picture placed to Music, transports the listener/viewer back to the days of WWII, making visceral through Music the emotional and psychological weight of Surrender and Sacrifice... taking us back to a place and Time, that as a Nation, we must never forget.
For much more complete information, please download your free 45-page Digital Libretto in PDF from stormworld.com. Click on DIGITAL LIBRETTI and find THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
"Steve, words cannot express the soaring emotions which one experiences when hearing this monumental work. You deserve the Medal of Freedom for this piece of patriotism, especially for your success in having the spirited cooperation of a once-despised and brutal enemy. I salute you, Sir!" Joseph R. Priestley, LCDR, USN (Ret.) Served in WWII, Korea & Vietnam
"Steve, I have now listened to your preview gift for the third time and I am still soaking in all of the pain, grief, glory, heroism, and patriotism that you have captured. It is indeed a mind- event altering piece of work. I salute you my friend." Bill Etchison, Col, USAF ®
"I don't understand how you can make something so beautiful out of such misery." Harold C. Hise, ex-POW of Bataan
All Actual Footage from National Archives & Rare Sources
Two Telly Awards for History/Biography & Music. An Eva Gold Award for Music Documentary. The recorded concert work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music and was also nominated in the 49th Grammy Awards. THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, the DVD "visualized" Concert, was again nominated in the 50th Grammy Awards for Best Long Form Documentary Score.