9 MARCH 2005 / WORKS FOR YOUNG PLAYERS
Shades of GreenDedicated to Debbee Peterson and The Northbrook District 28 Chamber Orchestra
This piece is dedicated to Debbee Peterson and The Northbrook District 28 Chamber Orchestra. While I was studying at Illinois State University I had the opportunity to write music for local youth ensembles and Shades of Green came out of this. Before writing the piece I attended some of the ensemble’s rehearsals and got to talk with some of the members. By working this way I was able to get input from them regarding what they like to play and listen to. From there I was able to compose a piece that we all had a lot of fun putting together. The music uses textures familiar to the students while incorporating new sounds and harmonies. The parts are written for a strong high school string ensemble.
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