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Robert Buckley (b. 1946) has a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. In the pop world, he created several albums and hit songs with labels such as CBS and A&M. The number one single Letting Go won him a gold record. He conducted and arranged for major artists such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan and Aerosmith, to name a few. In the film and television world, he scored numerous award-winning shows for Disney, Alliance, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS, CBC and the Cartoon Network. In the live stage world, he composed music for contemporary dance, musicals and large-scale worldwide television events including the Calgary Olympics, the Victoria Commonwealth Games, the Vancouver Olympics and the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony with Cirque Du Soleil. He composed This Is My Home for the Canadian Pavilion at the World Expo – a song that has been performed at every Canada Day since and has become a Canadian tradition. In the concert world, his symphonic wind band compositions have been performed worldwide.

Robert was invited to be composer-in-residence at the Pacific University in Oregon and Troy University in Alabama, where a CD of his symphonic wind music was recorded called Continuum. For several years he has been composer-in-residence at the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival and was commissioned to compose Where Mountains Touch The Sky for a massed band of more than 1500 players. Recently, he had the honor of recording a CD of his music, called Undercurrents, with the renowned Naden Band of the Canadian Navy.

Robert has received numerous awards for his work and, as a frequently commissioned composer, he is always looking for interesting, new ways to express his music at all levels. He lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his wife, choreographer and director, Marlise McCormick.  Robert is a proud member of the American Band Association and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.  visit

This is My Home

by Robert Buckley and Brian Gibson

SATB with piano – –   CP 1477   – 3:45   
SAB with piano – –   CP 1478
SSA with piano – –   CP 1479
SA with piano – –   CP 1487
TBB with piano – –   CP 1480

This rousing Canadian anthem has been heard far and wide on radio and television, at ceremonies, sports arenas and special events. It was premiered at the World Exposition (Vancouver) in 1986.  It’s been called the second Canadian National Anthem. With Canada’s 150th anniversary approaching this would be a perfect choice for any choir to celebrate the wonderful country we call home and all it has to offer.

Accompaniment options: 

• 1) optional Counter Melody part for children’s choir available upon request (no charge)
• 2) full Concert Band – CP 1485 – great for High School – $100 (conductor’s score and parts) – watch!
• 3) full Orchestra – CP 1485 – ask for “orchestra” – $100 (conductor’s score and parts)
• 4) Rhythm Section – guitar, bass drums and piano – $20 for the set
• 5) Strings – violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, conductor score – $25 for the set
• 6) Accompaniment track with piano, bass and drums – $20 – sent via MP3