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Echoes of the Past

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Michael Udow

Michael Udow

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General Info

Year: 2020 / 2022
Duration: c. 17:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composers Alliance
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Unknown   |   Score Only (print) - $60.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Alto Flute
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Harp I-II
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mesa Verde, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Colorado, was inhabited by ancestral Puebloan peoples dating to 7500 BC. By 1285, due to severe and prolonged droughts, the cliff dwellings were abandoned. Looking closely at scorched trees burnt from centuries of forest fires, one might notice images of animals, human forms, Native American Kachinas, and the remains of bewitchingly shaped trees. The adage, “seeing the trees through the forest” is apropos.

Photographic images of selected trees became the storyboard upon which the film animation and music were created. One might elect to conjure up an image that, unlike Icarus, these ancestral Puebloans have returned to Earth to live again through the devastated forests. The accompanying film documents these images with a fanciful treatment in animation which may provoke thoughtful dialogue as to the health of planet Earth.

- Program Note from Dallas Winds concert program, 15 November 2022


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 15 November 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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