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March 14, 2009

Aurora Awakes

The score for the new piece is done.  The piece is called “Aurora Awakes,” after the goddess of dawn.  (If you Google “Aurora Awakes” right now, you get other stuff — like this bizarre YouTube video that, I’m sorry to say, has nothing to do with my piece.)

If you’re curious to see the score, the PDF is here.

Next up: parts. And after that, I can finally catch up on the blog entries about the recent Kingfishers Catch Fire performances, as well as some great school visits in the Fort Worth area. For now, though: dinner.


8 Comments to “Aurora Awakes”  

  1. At 5:56 am on March 15, 2009
    Vinny Oppido Says:

    Looks AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear it premiered!


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  3. At 11:28 am on March 15, 2009
    Liz Says:

    I really, really wish that the youtube video had something to do with your piece. That is out.


    P.S. If your next blog entry does not include me in some fashion, I will pitch slap you.

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  5. At 4:26 pm on March 15, 2009
    Travis Taylor Says:

    That. Video. Was. Awesome!


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  7. At 2:09 pm on March 18, 2009
    Harry Says:

    High B-flat in a middle school horn part? Hope they have major chops.

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  9. At 2:43 pm on March 18, 2009
    John Says:

    Harry — it’s a high school piece. And then some. 😉

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  11. At 3:10 pm on March 19, 2009
    Jon Says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on the YouTube?

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  13. At 3:26 pm on October 21, 2009
    Grant Green Says:

    I’m in an ensemble that will be performing this work at the Midwest Clinic in December 09. We are *really* enjoying it!

    And thanks for writing a contrabass clarinet part that does not simply double the tuba…

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  15. At 11:04 pm on March 2, 2010
    Alec Says:

    Just heard the piece over the weekend at the CBDNA conference here at Illinois State, and I gotta say, I was impressed, it was definitely one of the more memorable pieces for me of the entire conference. Good job!

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