beauty…beholder for symphonic wind ensemble


Difficulty: Intermediate

Length: 9 minutes

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beauty…beholder is my attempt to take various elements normally seen as clashing and instead embrace and include them into an atypical definition of a beautiful musical whole. It was written as a reaction to the incident that occurred in January of 2012 during a New York Philharmonic concert in which a mobile phone accidentally started ringing during a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony. It was commissioned by the Xavier University Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Westgate.