Hymn to Boston
for orchestra (18.104.22.168./22.214.171.124./timp/2 perc/strings)
Duration: three minutes
Instrumentation: 126.96.36.199./188.8.131.52./timp/2 perc/strings
HYMN TO BOSTON was originally written for wind ensemble as part of my suite, URBAN IMPRESSIONS. It proceeds with slow, reedy, dark, hymn-like music, painting the antique nature of much of Boston’s centuries-old architecture. A featured trumpet plays a quasi-patriotic melody, layered with an old Boston tune, hinting at the historic reverence encountered while visiting the city.
Please note: Performance parts are licensed according to the number of desired performances, and must be returned afterwards. Each set of performance parts includes two copies of the score, which are yours to keep.