The Message on the Rock
By Robert Sheldon
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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. (4:45) This title is available in SmartMusic.