SOUTHEAST BY NORTHWEST (Gr.5)
For Concert Band
Duration Approximately 8:30
FULL SCORE / 2 (+Picc) 1 1 1 3 (+ 2 Bass) Sop Alto (2), Tenor, Bari / 2 4 3 1 1 / Timp Perc (4)
In the summer of 2016, my dear friend and colleague Maestro Arnaud Caumeil of the Harmonie de Limonest asked me to compose a special piece of music to be performed in collaboration with the Soufflants de St. Priest, under the direction of Maestro Quentin Degeorges. These two French cities are suburbs of Lyon, St. Priest to the Southeast, and Limonest to the Northwest. The resulting work reflects my impressions of these beautiful places, incredible people and complex culture.