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The Beating Heart of Dawn

SKU: WMP-171

A lyrical concert opener with rich harmonies and a dark undercurrent, The Beating Heart of Dawn is a piece about hope: “The most brilliant dawns cannot happen without clouds. A hope tested beats all the more fervently.”

Under exclusivity until 23 April 2022.

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Program Note: 

The most brilliant dawns cannot happen without clouds. A hope tested beats all the more fervently.

Year Composed: 2020–2021
Commissioned by: Darrell Brown, Carroll University; Donald Peterson, Brigham Young University; and Diane Soelberg, Brigham Young University-Idaho; along with Nick Carlson, University of Illinois-Chicago; Geoff DeSpain, Eastern Arizona College; and Jeffrey Hadfield, Shadow Ridge High School.
Instrumentation:

  • Winds: Piccolo Flutes 1, 2 Oboes 1, 2 English Horn Bassoons 1, 2; Clarinets in B-flat 1-3; Bass Clarinet; Alto Saxophones 1, 2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone
  • Brass: Trumpets in B-flat 1-3; Horns in F 1-4; Trombone 1, 2; Bass Trombone; Euphonium; Tuba
  • Strings: Double Bass
  • Percussion (6 players): Timpani; I: Vibraphone, Snare Drum; II: Marimba, Chimes, Triangle, Clash Cymbals; III: Roto-toms (3), Snare Drum; IV: Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Tambourine, Rainstick; V: Glockenspiel, Bass Drum, Triangle, Mark Tree, Sleigh Bells, Vibraslap

Duration: 10 minutes
Premiere: 23 April 2021 by the Carroll University Wind Symphony, Darrell Brown, cond.
Performance History: complete performance list
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Parts: Under exclusivity until 23 April 2022.

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