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Crown and Collar

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Grace Baugher Dunlap

Grace Baugher Dunlap

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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grace Baugher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00


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Program Notes

The inspiration for the title Crown and Collar came about after doing a little research behind the symbolism of the white stag in Arthurian mythology. In Arthurian literature, the pursuit of the white stag symbolizes mankind's spiritual quest. Though this is all philosophical and interesting, what drew my interest was an image of a white hart wearing a crown around his neck like a collar. This image belongs to Richard II of England and symbolizes the burden of greatness.

This piece was written in a rounded binary form to contrast the image of greatness observed from the outside with the burden and reflection happening on the inside.

This piece was commissioned by Chris Miertschin for the Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College Wind Symphony and was premiered May 4, 2018.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Brett A. Richardson, conductor) - 19 June 2022
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Symphony Band (Erin Cooper, conductor) – 26 April 2022
  • Rutherford (N.J.) Community Band – 25 July 2019
  • Hutchinson Community College Wind Symphony - 4 May 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Lullaby (Flex instrumentation) (2021)

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