Things That Never Were

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Travis J. Cross

Travis J Cross

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Eagan (Minn.) High School Wind Ensemble, Eagan High School Band Boosters, and Eagan High School Class of 2010 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Eagan High School, the work celebrates the vision of those who founded Eagan High School, the leadership of its first students, and the promise and potential of the current graduating class and those who will follow in the future.

The title comes from George Bernard Show (1856-1950), who wrote in his multi-volume epic Back to Methuselah: "You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"

Senator Robert F. Kennedy frequently paraphrased the quote during his 1968 presidential campaign. After his assassination, his brother Edward referenced the same quote in his eulogy. It seems especially appropriate to use the words of an Irish playwright, popularized by a member of the preeminent Irish-American political dynasty, to honor the high school in Eagan, a city named for an Irish immigrant.

Community and educational leaders dreamed something that never was when they opened Eagan High School in 1989. There can be no doubt that the graduates of the twentieth-anniversary class of 2010 have big dreams too. We can only hope they say, "Why not?" and follow their dreams to a fulfilling future.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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