Midsummer Pavanes

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Midsummer Pavanes

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symphonic band
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10
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Composer's note: Written on commission from a consortium of American and Canadian bands, this work is a memorial to my mentor George Buckbee. As the title suggests, characteristics of the pavane, a moderately slow Renaissance dance sometimes associated with mourning, pervade the work. These include the stately “long-short-short” rhythmic pattern, and the paired but varied statements of melodic ideas. The work opens with a dirge over a descending bass line, a short trumpet fanfare, and a simple, cantabile tune heard in first in F and later in G-flat. The piece returns to F and ends with quiet, improvised percussion figures that slowly dissipate into nothingness.

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new edition from 2012 original

First Perfomance
East Carolina University, 2013
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Text Language - Non English

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band/wind ensemble large
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