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Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers

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This work is one movement of the composer's Air Mosaic. The title is intentionally written in lower case.

General Info

Year: 1991 / 2003
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Piano, 4 hands
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The musical basis for the evidence of things not seen was the hymn tune Prospect, found in Southern Harmony (1835), a collection of tunes, hymns, psalms, odes and anthems attributed to William Walker. The composer writes the following about the title's implication:

The title interests me for its premise that there are unseen events. Music, while invisible, is still discussed in terms of form – almost as if it were a concrete entity. Yet for the listener it remains unseen. Since the theme is sacred, it also seemed appropriate to use a sacred reference in the title (Hebrews 11:1), though most people are not aware of its origin. The text I association with the Prospect melody is The Lone Wild Bird from a choral arrangement of the tune by David N. Johnson. That text is from the same period of Prospect.

In 1991 Air Mosaic was commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association Golden Anniversary Convention. Indiana University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Ray Cramer, conductor, premiered the first and second movements, Air Mosaic and the evidence of things not seen.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heidenreich, Christopher P. "the evidence of things not seen" In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 709-714. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.