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Across the groaning continent

Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City

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My Hands Are a City


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Across the groaning continent

from Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City
Duration: 6'

Commissioned by:
California State University-Stanislaus—Andrew McMahan/Stuart Sims
Coppell High School—Scott Mason
Drury University—Christopher Koch
Eastern Illinois University—Milton Allen
Flower Mound High School—Rob Myers
Indiana University—Stephen W. Pratt
James Logan High School—Ramiro Barrera
Kurashiki Sakuyo University Wind Philharmony—James Ripley
Kutztown University—Jeremy Justeson
Middle Tennessee State University—Reed Thomas
Mona Shores High School—Jason Boyden
Ridgewood Concert Band—Christian Wilhjelm
St. Charles East High School—Jim Kull
Stephen F. Austin University—Fred Allen
Texas A&M University-Commerce—Phil Clements
Texas State University—Rodney C. Schueller
The Florida State University—Richard Clary
The University of North Carolina-Greensboro—Kevin Geraldi
University of Evansville—Kenneth Steinsultz
University of Nebraska-Lincoln—Carolyn Barber
University of Oklahoma—William K. Wakefield
University of Portland—Patrick Murphy
Consortium organized by Jeffrey D. Gershman, Indiana University

3Fl(3.db Picc), Ob, EHn, EbCl, 3Cl, BCl, CbCl, 2Bsn, SSax, ASax, TSax, BSax, 4Tpt, 4Hn, 2Trb, BTrb, Euph, Tba, Cb, El.Gtr, Pno/Cel, Timp, 6Perc (Glock / Crot / Vibr / Mar / TubBells/ RideCym / SusCym / ChinCym / CrCym / SplashCym / Piat / Hi-hat/ Tri / 2T-Tam / SD / 2BD / 2Timb. / WBl / EggShkr / Clav / Guir)

Parts available for hire.

Score available for sale from OK Feel Good Music. Score also available for print on demand.

Note excerpted from Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City.

Titled after a line from Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the first movement opens the Symphony with the restlessness and constant drifting of a young generation terrified of stagnation. As a short burst of agitated motion, this moto perpetuo reflects Kerouac and his characters "performing our one and noble function of the time, move. And we moved!"

Performances of this movement remain exclusive to the commissioners until March 2010

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Cal Polytechnic Pomona University Wind Ensemble, San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center, Conductor: Dr. Rickey Badua - Mar 05 2016

Texas State University Wind Ensemble, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, Lila Cockrell Theater, San Antonio TX, Dr. Caroline Beatty, conductor / TX premiere - Feb 10 2011

Texas State Wind Ensemble, Lila Cockrell Theater, Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, TX, Rod Schueller and Caroline Beatty, conductors. Jonathan Newman and Steven Bryant will be in attendance. - Feb 10 2011