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American Patrol Flying Home at Last

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This arrangement combines three hits of 1942; American Patrol, At Last and Flying Home. The march American Patrol was composed in 1885 by Frank White Meacham. Jerry Gray arranged a swing version for Glenn Miller's orchestra in 1941, and the record of it reached No. 15 on Billboard in 1942.

Flying Home is a jazz composition written by Benny Goodman, Eddie DeLange, and Lionel Hampton, with lyrics by Sid Robin. It was supposedly developed from a tune whistled by Hampton as he nervously waited for his first flight on an aircraft. The most famous version of the tune is the 1942 recording by Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra.

At Last is a 1941 song written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren for the musical film Orchestra Wives. It was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1942 and reached number 9 on the Billboard pop charts in 1942, staying on the charts for 9 weeks, and has subsequently become a standard.

The arrangement was featured on the RAF Massed Bands Tour 2002.

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