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Chapter I Prime: A Wish to the World

THE KNIGHT IS YOUNG!

Grade 5 | Duration: 6:35

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Description

THE KNIGHT IS YOUNG was designed to launch the A Wish to the World Suite... and is the opening statement, fanfare and prelude on the A Wish to the World CD. This work falls within the grade 4+ - 5 range. It was composed for the Kentucky All-State Band 2000. It was also composed for similar situations, where either honor bands or region bands, etc, had unusually large instrumentation and needed Music. It was challenging for me to once again enter upon a situation where 4 oboists would be asked to read... and "tune"... one line of Music. This piece, while serving as still yet another movement in the A Wish to the World Suite, creates another option for conductors seeking a somewhat atypical opening statement... which utilizes larger forces of double reeds and brasses.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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