A Hero’s Journey

Ensemble: Concert BandGrade: Grade 4Length: 3:45

This piece is the 2017 winner of Chester County Concert Band Competition (West Chester, PA), David William Reif, Music Director. This programmatic piece represents the champion in all of us as heroes must go through challenges and act against adversity to make the world a better place.
Musically, the piece begins with a bass and tenor voice drone with a militaristic percussion accompaniment. The beginning two-measure solo flute and oboe motive symbolizes heroic struggles throughout the entire composition. The piece quickly moves through a variety of musical episodes and challenges until the hero perseveres and is victorious; exemplifying good prevailing over evil.

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