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To Greet a New Day

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Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler

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Subtitle: A Perpetual Motion for Seventeen Players

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $28.99


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Program Notes

To Greet a New Day was written during the final months of 2019 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Eastman School of Music and dedicated to Mark Scatterday and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. I had the pleasure and the privilege of teaching at Eastman for 30 years, from 1966 to 1995. I had many opportunities to work with the Wind Ensemble at that time under the direction of Donald Hunsberger. I always admired the energy and commitment of the musicians in the ensemble and was thrilled with every performance I witnessed during those years. When I was commissioned to write a work for the Eastman Philharmonia to celebrate the anniversary, I thought right away of composing a piece for the wind ensemble.

This short work of under five minutes is a perpetual motion for seventeen players filled with the energy and power of the ensemble.

Even though it was written before the epidemic, I think it is more fitting for performance now that we are “greeting a new day” full of hope for a virus-free future. I believe that music can point the way to a more healthy time and the energy of music can provide joy to a new day.

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  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y.) (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor) - 31 March 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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