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Vignettes of Mount Vernon

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Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine

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General Info

Year: 2022
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Playful
2. Very Free
3. Joyous!


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Program Notes

Perrine writes,

While it’s difficult to choose, autumn just might be my favorite season. The turning of colors and crisp air tend to evoke various memories of growing up. Most recently, however, I’m reminded of my time spent teaching in Mount Vernon, Iowa. I wanted [to write] something reminiscent of this period in my life.

Vignettes of Mount Vernon consists of three short movements, each representative of a slightly different mood I associate with the changing seasons in Iowa.

Perrine only provides the following clues for the scene of each vignette: I. Playful. II. Very Free. III. Joyous! From there, listeners get to conjure their own Iowa seasonal imagery as they take in these three Vignettes of Mount Vernon.

The piece was commissioned by the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association, premiered on January 8, 2022, in Mason City, Iowa, by that organization’s 11th–12th grade honor band, with Perrine conducting.

- Program Note by Myron Peterson for the University Iowa Concert Band concert program, 11 April 2022


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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (Myron Peterson, conductor) - 11 April 2022
  • South Dakota Intercollegiate Honor Band (Aaron Perrine, conductor) – 25 March 2022
  • North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association 11th–12th Grade Honor Band (Mason City) (Aaron Perrine, conductor) - 8 January 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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