December 14, 2019 marks the Bicentennial for the great State of Alabama. RWS Music Company founder, and Alabama Native Robert W. Smith, had the honor of composing the music that will be featured during the celebration ALABAMA 200 to be held in Montgomery, the State Capitol. The work is titled “Alabama – Portraits In Sound”.
From Robert W. Smith: “It is an incredible honor to compose music for this historic event in my home state. “Alabama: Portraits In Sound” is a musical journey through the history of this hallowed ground. From the pastoral beauty of the rivers and our Native-American heritage through the historic events that literally changed our world, it is my hope the music provides the listener with an experience that is uniquely Alabama.”
“Alabama – Portraits In Sound” can be heard on the RWS Music Company’s Soundcloud Channel Here. Robert W. Smith will be discussing the composition in a segment featured on Alabama Public Radio that begins airing on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Here is what the ALABAMA 200 committee has to say about the event: The mission of ALABAMA 200 is to support, create, and execute events and activities that commemorate the stories of our people, place, and path to statehood. Between 2017 and 2019, ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain. ALABAMA 200 is an unprecedented opportunity to experience and explore the state of Alabama. It is a chance to celebrate our place in each of the 67 counties that stretch from the Shoals to the shores. It is a moment to remember the people who made our state and to nurture the generations who will carry us forward. It is an opportunity to chart a vibrant, prosperous future for the state with history as our guide.