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Reaching Nirvana

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Joni Greene

Joni Greene


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General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 26:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Awakening – 5:05
2. Meditation – 8:55
3. Reaching Nirvana – 12:00


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Errata

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Program Notes

Greene's symphony is based on tenets of Buddhism that are reflected in the titles of its three movements: “Awakening,” “Meditation,” and “Reaching Nirvana.” For Greene, setting out to write her first symphony was both exciting and daunting. "It has to be a very large work, it has to cover a broad span of ideas, and there’s the expectation of the gravity of a symphony,” she said. "So I knew this had to be my best. Everything that I’ve brought forward to this point in writing — this was the next step. So it was a gift of opportunity to take on this challenge, and yes, at times, that can be scary.”

- Program Note from publisher


Reaching Nirvana was commissioned by the New Mexico State University Bands and Dr. Michael Mapp.


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Performances

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  • New Mexico State University (Las Cruces) Wind Symphony (Michael Mapp, conductor) - 19 November 2021 *Premiere Performance*


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