Register Today for the New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Summer Reading Sessions - In-Person AND Online!  | 
Register Today for the New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Summer Reading Sessions - In-Person AND Online!  | 

Heartland Verses

James David - Murphy Music Press
no product image

Heartland Verses

James David - Murphy Music Press
Publisher Desc. 

Heartland Verses is a two-movement composition based on the works of lowa native and U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. The first movement, "Flow, blue" is based on a short poem that describes the patterns of the China plates owned by the author's aunt. The raspy sound of shakers and maracas interact with a simple tune to portray the old woman who is both weathered and sweetened by her many years. In "the dust of his wings," a species of moth is cited that will drink from the tears of sleeping animals. Kooser's beautiful poem describes the sleeper and the insect as conversing through dreams and awakening renewed at the dawn. A nervous and darting motive is accompanied by the fluttering of wings (snare drum with brushes) as the melody from the first movement is transformed into a bright and optimistic conclusion. This work was commissioned by ten university and high school band programs from the state of lowa led by Myron Peterson, past president of the lowa Bandmasters Association. This work is dedicated to my high school English teacher Mrs. Fischer who knew that I loved poetry almost as much as music.

- notes by the composer, Summer 2019

Select a Product
Preview
My Library
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Currently Viewing
Band Set & Score 
#11305023

Publisher ID: w-631
11305023
$125.00
Additional Score 
#11305024

View Details
11305024
$30.00
My Library
What is My Library?

Customers Also Bought

This item appears on the following state lists: