Celtic Dances

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Ashlee T. Busch

Ashlee T. Busch

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Leading Tones Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Celtic Dances is the result of my love of all things Celtic -- the music, the people, the culture, the history. Somehow this music feels the most human, the most organic, the most of the body and earth. This music has echoed through the centuries yet so well preserved its historical identity. It adapts to whatever modernity we place upon it. I have often listened to the evolving melodies of a local Celtic band and am struck how music with such repetition manages to maintain such strong energy and interest. I set out to capture the same vibrance but for wind symphony. Every performer is a soloist. Every performer is an integral part of the band. Everyone must move together and find balance in the air around them.

Special thanks and much love to the 2022 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Symphony Band and Director Phil Ostrander for the premiere performance.

- Program Note by composer


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  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 12 March 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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