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Long Live The General


This is the tune that evokes the adulation that arose after Frank's passing, as the community realized what they had lost, and his contribution to Bridgeport was eulogized and recognized. In this track the music box, obviously symbolizing childhood but more specifically the three generations of children of Bridgeport whom Frank helped, is gradually joined by layers of supportive material until it is elevated by the gradual arrival of three generations of people who benefitted from Frank's duty - first a small choir of adult baritones and altos - then by a larger full choir, and then a children's chorus singing "Care For The Child". When the snare and pipe organ appear, it is The General being adored in a military procession; something which never actually happened but which seemed symbolically appropriate as those who knew Frank reminisce about his impact.