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Impressions (Stride)

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Fred Stride

Fred Stride


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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration:
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

Impressions was commissioned by the University of Victoria Wind Symphony, in memory of Trevor Harris, an undergraduate saxophonist. Harris was the kind of person with whom everyone was friends, a very outgoing and happy guy who absolutely loved music and performing. Composer Fred Stride aimed to capture Harris' love of jazz music, particularly John Coltrane and Lester Young, in Impressions.

I feel that Fred Stride also captured the way Harris left this world, and I wanted to share that with you so that you understand and feel this piece in the same way we do when we perform it.

Trevor Harris loved the west coast of Canada, especially Vancouver Island. He had spent time on Hornby Island, which is a small island that you have to take two ferries in order to get to it. It was on Hornby Island where he was camping with a group of friends and had wandered off to play saxophone late one night. He fell off of a 200-foot cliff. There is something in this piece that has made me accept and feel better about how that happened … Like he vanished.

- Program Note by Erin Bodnar for the University of North Florida Wind Symphony concert program, 11 July 2019


Commercial Discography

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