Border Dance

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Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp

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General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Both Stranger at My Door (2021) and Border Dance (2021) are written in memory of Peg Bowden, an active member of the Green Valley [Arizona] Concert Band. Peg was band president for two years and even performed as a timpani soloist with the band. Peg was also an excellent pianist, visual artist, author, and humanitarian, as well as having a career in nursing. In the last year of her life, she enjoyed playing music with conductor/ director John Snavely in a small Tubac café.

Peg was active in the Samaritans group which assists migrants in many ways, including providing food, shelter, clothing, and medical assistance at the Comedor in Nogales, Sonora. One Christmas Eve, she encountered a migrant near death asking for assistance at her home in the hills of eastern Rio Rico. The migrant’s “coyote” (a person who is paid to help guide or smuggle migrants across the border) had stolen his money and stranded him without transportation. Peg and her husband, Lester Weil, gave the migrant food and shelter. The migrant turned himself in to border patrol and eventually returned to South America. Peg co-authored a book about this migrant called Stranger at My Door. Stamp’s piece Stranger at My Door attempts to depict Peg’s humanitarian efforts, and Border Dance is a celebration of her incredible life of giving.

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State Ratings

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Orchestra (Andrew Trachsel, conductor) - 8 February 2022
  • Green Valley (Ariz.) Concert Band (John Snavely, conductor) – 30 January 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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