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Toward the Sunrising

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James Curnow

James Curnow

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General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.95


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Program Notes

In Toward the Sunrising James Curnow seeks to capture the optimistic, confident spirit that is evident in today's youth as they accept the challenges and opportunities of beginning life's journey. It is dedicated to teachers and parents who have helped shape, guide and mold their students' lives and to those young people who have prepared themselves for life's adventure.

Opening with a majestic fanfare that presents the mood and general style of the composition, the overture immediately changes direction through the unfolding of a lively and energetic scherzo. The opening fanfare returns near the end of the scherzo, juxtaposed with motifs and melodies from the scherzo.

This work was commissioned by the Davidson Fine Arts Bands, Augusta, Georgia, Michael Katterjohn, Conductor, for the dedication ceremony of the school's new campus.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Virginia: V


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  • Curnow, J. (1999). Toward the Sunrising [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.