Mt. Constitution

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Mt. Constitution

Duration: 4 minutes 15 seconds

Grade 4/5

Premiere: November, 2005, Williamsville East High School Wind Ensemble, East Amherst, New York

This piece was commissioned in 2005 by the Air National Guard Bands to be the standard opener for all bands in the Air National Guard Band Program. I was grateful that they chose me for this project. The mechanistic opening represents the technological ingenuity of the Air National Guard . This is balanced with a lyrical second theme depicting what is still the most important asset of the Guard: it’s people and it’s humanity. The piece has a rousing ending and works well as a concert opener.