And Still, the Spirit

Concert Band

And Still, the Spirit

Spirit of the Sequoia

Composer:
Genre:
Concert Piece
Grade Level:
Mittelstufe
Performance time:
00:08:15
Publisher:
Anglo Music Press
Size:
US 9x12 (229x305mm)
Info:
Full Score + Parts
Order Number:
AMP425
Release Date:
2016

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This work was commissioned by Dr. Robert Oertli from Möhlin, Switzerland, and is based on an earlier composition called Spirit of the Sequoia. The piece is inspired by how the human spirit can gain from setbacks: we become stronger after adversity. Sparke used the Californian redwood tree as a metaphor for this basic idea. The remarkable life cycle of these amazing trees involves them dropping seeds to the ground, which require heat to open their shells and germinate; the seeds require destruction in order to procreate. This piece is particularly suitable for younger bands - one of the last wishes of the initial commissioner.

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