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Night Journey (Watson)

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General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Productions
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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Program Notes

Night Journey takes the listener on a nocturnal cross-country train ride, expressing the views and impressions of a darkened, evocative landscape. An introspective tone is reflected throughout with creative and colorful sounds infused with jazz references, as well as allusions to the power and movement of the machinery of the locomotive.

- Program note by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra concert program, 17 November 2012

The vivid imagery and evocative scenery created by this work are remarkable! This programmatic piece describes a nocturnal train ride and the views and impressions of a stark and darkened landscape. The colorful and creative sounds allude to the power and movement of the machinery as it builds up energy before being hurled relentlessly through the dark and expansive countryside. This is one journey you won't want to miss!

- Program note by publisher

This musical portrayal of Theodore Roethke's poem about a late night train ride was commissioned by the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association (originally in three versions: concert band alone; concert band and SAB chorus; and SAB chorus and piano). Watson conducted the premiere by the Algonquin Regional High School Band & Chorus at the 2007 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference in Boston, MA. The concert band version is published by Wingert-Jones, and is a 2011 J.W. Pepper "Editor's Choice."

- Program note by publisher


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