…no matter what crackling pain and anger you carry in your fists, my friend, it should break your heart to kill.” – Brian Turner
Solo piano, choir, and orchestra.
Premiere: November 11, 2013.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. National World War II Museum – New Orleans, LA.
Instrumentation: 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 Timpani +2 Piano Harp Strings
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (Dayton, OH)
Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Rockford, IL)
Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey (Moorestown, NJ)
Virginia Arts Festival (Norfolk, VA)
Potential Concert Program:
Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (3 min)
Kevin Puts: …this noble company (6.5 min) (Contact Bill Holab music for rental)
Kevin Puts: Millenium Canons (7.5 min)
Benjamin Britten: Ballad of Heroes (18 min) (Boosey & Hawkes)
- Intermission -
Samuel Barber: Adagio (9 min)
Jake Runestad: Dreams of the Fallen (22 min) (Contact me for rental information)
Education & Outreach:
Biegel, Runestad, and Turner are interested in participating in pre-concert talks and other educational opportunities involved with the creation of the work and its cultural relevance. Ensembles are encouraged to partner with local museums, schools, and military organizations to promote the work and its inspiration: the men and women of our armed services both past and present.
About the Artists:
Jeffrey Biegel, pianist: www.jeffreybiegel.com
Jake Runestad, composer: www.jakerunestad.com
Brian Turner, poet: http://www.blueflowerarts.com/brian-turner
Participate as a commissioning ensemble:
Help support this important project:
Louis Leibowitz Charitable Foundation (Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Leibowitz)
Dr. Robert M. Schiff
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wiegand