AZ state song sung at McCain funeral

Rex Allen Jr.

According to AZ Central, a song from Music Theory for Choral Singers was sung at the funeral for Senator John McCain. 

The 1982 song, “Arizona” (or “I Love You, Arizona”) was performed as a tribute to the long-time senator and Vietnamese war veteran. 

The song by Rex Allen, Junior, is one of the few copyrighted pieces in my book and is used by permission.  It is found on page 315. 

“Arizona” is one of two official state songs, the other being “The Arizona March Song,” written by Maurice Blumenthal in 1915.  This song also appears in my book, on page 312. 

A few years back, one the 11th grade classes performed Rex Allen’s song in a curricular choir concert with improvised harmony. 

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