An ancient mountain poem by Li Bai (701--762) served as the inspiration for this piece, written in memory of Daniel Stritchko, a young tenor saxophone player from Longmont, Colorado. The front range of the Rocky Mountains serves as the dramatic backdrop to Longmont, providing the impetus for the grandeur and spirit of this composition. (2:30) Correlates Sound Innovations for Concert Band, Book 2 Level 2.
"This bold new work will program well in a number of circumstances." -John Thomson, The Instrumentalist This title is available in MakeMusic Cloud.