Restoration for Concert Band (Grade 4)

Instrumentation: Concert Band

Duration: 10’00”

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Program Note:

Restoration was written for the Chesaning Symphonic Band as a reflection and celebration of the renovations done to Chesaning High School in 2016. This work portrays the rebuilding process, starting and ending with a chorale, representing the school’s stability and honor, that transitions into and out of a chaotic and fast-paced middle section, representing the mayhem, uncertainty, and hard work that went into rebuilding the school. The entirety of the chaotic section features one thematic idea that progresses and transforms throughout, with distorted implications of the chorale theme as a reminder of the end goal of all of this chaos. After an unsettling climax, the recapitulation of the chorale section starts hesitantly, but quickly develops into a triumphant and grandiose finale, featuring both the woodwind and brass sections and ending on a high note (literally!).