THIS LAND

2019
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Large Ensemble

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Large Ensemble

instrumentation

for orchestra

duration

10 minutes

commissioned by

Arizona State University and ASU Gammage.

premiered by

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This piece is inspired by Emma Lazarus’ gentle, welcoming words in her poem, “New Colossus”. Lush, bright harmonies in the strings are used to represent hope and unity. I’ve also incorporated the anthems of the many countries of the immigrants (State Anthem of the Russian Federation, Himno Nacional Mexcano, La Marsellaise, etc.) under a dissonant bed of pulsating harmonies.

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THIS LAND

duration

10 minutes

instrumentation

for orchestra

premiered by

commissioned by

Arizona State University and ASU Gammage.

This piece is inspired by Emma Lazarus’ gentle, welcoming words in her poem, “New Colossus”. Lush, bright harmonies in the strings are used to represent hope and unity. I’ve also incorporated the anthems of the many countries of the immigrants (State Anthem of the Russian Federation, Himno Nacional Mexcano, La Marsellaise, etc.) under a dissonant bed of pulsating harmonies.

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Carlos Simon