For Grand Orchestra
Duration Approximately X:XX
(Commission in progress)
FULL SCORE / 2 (+picc) 2 2 (+Bass) 2 (+Contra) Alto (2) Tenor Bari / 3 2 3 1 1 / Timp Perc (6) Harp (2) / Strings Harp
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Commissioned by Alan Posner and Scott Wolf for the Bloomfield Hills High School combined band & orchestra, to honor the musical and educational legacy of Directors Bob Ambrose & Dave Reed.
"A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others."
A rushlight is a type of candle formed from the dried pith of the rush plant, infused with oil or grease. Used in rural England to the end of the 19th century, rushlights were a common source of artificial light for poor people throughout the British Isles. RUSHLIGHTS honors the legacy of Bloomfield Hills High School retired Directors Robert Ambrose and David Reed, and the thousands of students who were enlightened by their decades of inspired teaching.