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Tender Hearts

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Jonathan Newman

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: In publication
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Tender Hearts is a work dedicated to Lila Fagan, a retired middle school band director who spent 33 years in West Aurora School District 129.

The work is written for wind ensemble to accompany a silent film from 1909 titled Tender Hearts. The piece opens with a prelude reminiscent of live music one may have heard from a pianist, organist or a small orchestra at a silent film screening all those years ago. There was no audio with these movies. It is unusual for a wind work to be written to accompany a silent film.

- Program Note adapted from Chicago Tribune

Tender Hearts is an eight-minute 1909 silent film starring Mary Pickford. A country boy and a city boy are both courting the same girl. The girl sees the country boy's tender treatment of a wounded bird and chooses him.

- Program Note from IMDb


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State Ratings

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  • West Aurora (Ill.) High School Wind Symphony (Rod Schueller, conductor) – 12 December 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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