This is a work I was commissioned to compose for a high school's ten year anniversary. Short and sweet due to time constraints. Instrumentation: Picc, Flutes 1,2,3 Alto and Bass Flutes/ Eb clarinet, Bb clarinets 1,2,3,4 Alto, Bass, Contra Alto and Contra Bass Clarinets/Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes/French Horns 1,2/Trumpets 1,2,3/Cornets 1,2/Trombone 1,2,3/Euphonium1,2/Tuba/ Glockenspiel, Xylophone Vibes, Marimba, Timpani/ Aux percussion.
In the hymn I tried to convey the sadness of no high school music program not being in the city until this particular school opened. The fanfare speaks of the excitement and exuberance of getting Instrumental music going where there had been none before, and the great potential due to exposing young minds to music. Enjoy! Critique is you must. I wasnt trying to re invent the wheel with this work(outside of instrumentationn...) That will come with later works ;-)
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