The snow-capped Rocky Mountains, which were formed some 80 million years ago, are a breathtakingly beautiful sight. This strong, robust composition works to capture the grandeur of this magnificent North American treasure. Using sleigh bells to begin the piece, as well as powerful thematic material stated by the brass, we hear the spirit of winter. This develops into a more playful section that depicts the hustle and bustle and energy of the season. The composition now moves into a melancholic, slower section that is based on the opening material, representing evening inColorado as the day draws to a close. Then, as the sun rises and dawn approaches, the music becomes alive again utilizing the fullensemble, bringing the piece to its powerful conclusion.
|HAFABRA Music||Nº 806|
|For||• Wind Band|