Journeys (Wind Band)

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Journeys (Wind Band)

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Grade 5

This work is about life and living, new experiences (musical or otherwise) that make and define us, and those who have influenced us for the better. Journeys was commissioned by the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) and Eastman Chemical Company for the 2014 TMEA 11-12 All-State Band.

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Grade 5 – Wind Band
Year of Composition: 2013
Length: 6:00 

Program Note

This work is about life and living, new experiences (musical or otherwise) that make and define us, and those who have influenced us for the better.

In composing this work, I thought a lot about the young musicians who would be premiering the piece and my own time as a high school musician.  I, too, played in an all-state band and I remember feeling such pride in representing my school and performing with a group that had the most glorious sound I could imagine.  We played Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry, a staple in the wind band literature, and to me, a beautiful, moving work.  That piece and others like it still hold a great deal of meaning and power for me, with their rich musicality and lyricism.

In this piece, I aim to depict the impact of those foundational experiences (musical or otherwise) and the influence of the people in our lives who have been a part of the journey thus far.

Journeys was commissioned by the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) and Eastman Chemical Company for the 2014 TMEA 11-12 All-State Band.