One of America's great composers, Barber is perhaps best known for his orchestral composition Adagio for Strings. He composed Commando March in 1943, when he was attached to an Army Air Corps Band unit. Dedicated to the new soldier, the march was first performed by the Army Air Corps Band. --James Huff 08:48, 18 November 2007 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)