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As the scent of spring rain...

for wind ensemble
Duration: 6'

2Fl, Ob, 3Clar, BClar, CbClar, Bsn, 2ASax, TSax, BSax, 3Trpt, 2Hn, 2Trb, BTrb, Euph, Tba, Cb, Harp(Pno), 5Perc (Glock/Vibr/Mar/TubBells/CrystGlass/BowlGong/SusCym/BD/MTree)

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As the scent of spring rain... comes from a translation of the evocative first line of a love poem by Israeli poet Leah Goldberg. The poem itself was introduced to me by a good friend of mine a number of years ago, and I have a strong memory of how much the beauty of the original Hebrew and the imagery in her translation touched me. Because of that I deliberately did not work from the poem itself but only from my memory of it, which was so special to me that I didn't want to disturb it with a re-reading which would create a new and different experience. As a result, the harmonic language, structure, and orchestration all aim to conjure the intense juxtaposition of sweetness and sadness which I most remember from the poem.

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Recorded on:


Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, Conductor: Daniel Tembras - Oct 06 2016

University of Miami Frost Symphonic Winds, Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, Conductor: Timothy Shade - Dec 08 2015

Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah Conservatory, Conductor: Tim Robblee - Dec 05 2015