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“Sing to Me” by Laura Farnell

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“Sing to Me” by Laura Farnell

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At Dawn They Slept (December 7 1941)
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Title: At Dawn They Slept (December 7 1941)


Voicing/Format: Concert Band
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp
Composer: Bocook, Jay
Catalog #: 04002027
Grade: 4 Omea Hs B'17 Price: $70.00

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Premiered at Pearl Harbor, this new work from Jay Bocook is a musical remembrance of that fateful day that launched our country into WWII. Opening with a beautiful and flowing melody featuring the woodwinds, the day begins with a lone bugler but with ominous undertones foretelling the chaos to follow. The attack is depicted using inventive scoring textures, dissonances and percussion. In the final segment, the opening melody returns juxtaposed over a strong rhythmic pulse in a hopeful look to the future. A powerful musical statement from one of today's most gifted composers!
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