Muse of the Missouri

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LKMP R01494/ HL 102763

Duration (minutes): 
14
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3(3dPicc).3.3(3dBCl).3(3dCbsn): 4.3.3.1: Timp(2).Perc(2).Pno.Banjo.Hp: Str
Muse of the Missouri takes its title from a magnificent fountain located at 8th and Main in Kansas City, but as the composer writes, “the piece is really more about the city and its surroundings. It begins gently with an evocation of the Missouri River and then unfolds as something of a journey through a landscape.” Written for Michael Stern and the KC Symphony, the work employs full orchestra with banjo.