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Harrison's Dream (arr. Lindsey)

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Peter Graham

Peter Graham (arr. Douglas Lindsey)

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2021
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Douglas Lindsey
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown


Full Score
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II (I doubling Piccolo Trumpet)
Flugelhorn I-II-III
Bass Trumpet


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This fascinating work by English composer Peter Graham brings to life the quest of a man to save lives. In the early 1700s there was still no reliable tool for navigation on seagoing vessels, resulting in the demise of many ships and their crews. English clockmaker John Harrison realized the gravity of the problem, and worked to develop a solution, today known as the concept of longitude.

Much of this intriguing, programmatic composition echoes the mechanical sounds of a clockmaker’s shop, punctuated with gripping “dream episodes” depicting the nightmares that plagued Harrison as he worked tirelessly to prevent more maritime disasters. The sounding of bells and tender melodic moments honor the lives lost as well as the importance of Harrison’s work.

- Program Note from Kennesaw State University Trumpet Ensemble concert program, 17 February 2021


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State Ratings

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  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Trumpet Ensemble (Douglas Lindsey, conductor) - 17 February 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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