The Message on the Rock
By Robert Sheldon
Series: Young Symphonic
Category: Concert Band
Instrument: Concert Band
Level: 2 (Medium Easy)
The musical inspiration for this piece came from the scenes and speeches on a rock emblazoned with battle scenes from our nation's history. The piece opens with a military-sounding march that leads to a solemn section over which a narrator reads the speeches seen on the rock while a muted trumpet plays "Taps" in the background. The initial march then returns, with fragments of numerous patriotic melodies juxtaposed with the original melody, coming to an exciting ending. This title is available in SmartMusic.