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Leading Star Fanfare

Concert Band

Grade 4

3 minutes

Commissioned by the Siegal High School Wind Ensemble in celebration of their school's 20th anniversary

Recorded by the Atlanta Wind Symphony. Dr. David Kehler, conductor.

00:00 / 03:18

Program Notes

A celestial explosion of shooting stars, Leading Star (Fanfare) was composed in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN. The piece was inspired by the school’s motto, “Stars Leading the Way”. In writing this piece at the request of David Aydelott and Blake Ward, I decided to craft a work that would be a short, yet dramatic, exploration through the cosmos. Moments of traditional fanfare are juxtaposed with whimsical and playful textures that convey a sense of curiosity, charisma, and charm.

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