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Pursuit, The

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Micah Bell

Micah Bell

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General Info

Year: 2017
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

“When Mineola [Texas Middle School] band director Melissa Fisher called and asked if I wanted to write something for her band to premiere at TMEA [Texas Music Educators' Association] and feature Sarah [Roberts, Bell's wife], I said, ‘Of course.’” What resulted was The Pursuit, which, Bell said features a mixture of styles and tempos to represent the trials of life. “There are parts that are very serene and relaxed. and other parts that are very frantic and you don’t understand what’s happening. I tried to make it sound like the ups and downs we experience in life – much like middle school itself, actually.”

Bell said it was a challenging piece to write because it had to be tailored for the skill level of a middle school band but with a solo part suited for a concert-level performer. “So, the trick was making something interesting to listen to and challenging for Sarah, but it also needed to be a fun and accessible piece for the kids to play that would also maybe up their game a little bit.”

- Program Note by Danny Mogle

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