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Roshanne Etezady

Roshanne Etezady

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General Info

Year: 2022
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Parhelion (2022) was commissioned for the 2019 retirement of Gary W. Hill from his post as director of bands at Arizona State University, by his former students. Etezady's program note describes its inspiration:

A Parhelion, sometimes also called “sun dog,” or “whirling rainbow,” is an optical illusion caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, causing bright spots to appear around a “solar halo” that encircles the sun. The phenomenon causes a ring of brilliance to appear around the sun, with gems of light dotting the perimeter of the circle, evoking the appearance of three suns in the sky. In some folk traditions, parhelia signify a sign of great change or transition on the horizon.

Parhelion is dedicated to Gary Hill, whose warmth and brilliance enlighten everyone and everything in his radius. All of us who have worked with him, laughed with him, and learned from him are brighter because of his luminous curiosity and radiant energy. This piece is written in honor of his transition from full-time university professor into the next phase of his life and career.

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  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Trae Blanco, conductor) - 2 October 2022
  • Loyola University New Orleans (La.) Wind Ensemble (Serena Weren, conductor) - 2 April 2022
  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Andy Collinsworth, conductor) – 11 March 2022

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