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Carl Johnson

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General Info

Year: 1989
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Riverwalk was composed by Carl Johnson, a music composition major who graduated from Syracuse University in 1990. Johnson was commissioned by Kappa Kappa Psi, the music and band fraternity, and Tau Beta Sigma, the music and band sorority, to compose a piece in memory of the SU students who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. It is based on Alfred Tennyson’s poem A Farewell.

The premiere of the piece was held on Wednesday November, 15, 1989 and was performed by the SU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Spradling.

- Program Note by Syracuse University

Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route was destroyed by a bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew in what became known as the Lockerbie bombing. Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto a residential street in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 people on the ground. With a total of 270 people killed, it is the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United Kingdom.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • Syracuse (N.Y.) University Wind Ensemble (Nieves Villasenor, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Syracuse (N.Y.) University Wind Ensemble (Robert Spradling, conductor) – 15 November 1999 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer