Grade 4 Works

Yosemite Sunrise
(2016)
4 min, 13 sec​​

"A beautifully descriptive wind band work inspired by the composer’s own experience of a new dawn while camping at Yosemite National Park in California, Yosemite Sunrise depicts the awakening of life as the sun rises above a breathtaking landscape. The opening is slow and calm, before dawn has arrived. A repeated string of notes from the marimba sounds the promise of a new day. Gradually, new instruments add life to the
music, allowing the sun to enter in its full majesty. As the music becomes faster and louder, the sun is now in full ascent, and the magic of Yosemite achieves its full splendor. Exciting melodic passages for the winds, accompanied by a captivating percussion background,
allow the listener to vividly picture the beauty that is Yosemite."
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Pathways
(2017)
5 min, 40 sec
"This Symphonic Poem is a five minute and forty second work in perpetual melodic motion. The thematic material moves from section to section throughout. A challenging work that will add a program lustre to any festival or contest music performance."

To view the score, listen to audio,
and for purchasing information, please visit 

http://www.printmusicsource.com/pathways.html

Also available at:
https://www.jwpepper.com/Pathways/10755021.item#/