In the Spring At the Time Kings Go Off to War

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SMC S618FS/ HL 3777809

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Concert Band
Winner of the 1986 American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award, the composition is based on I Chronicles 20, v. 1-3 detailing King David's armies laying siege to the land of Amonites. Using a variety of musical idioms from diatonic to "sound mass", aleatoric to metric, vocal to synthetic, the composer hs woven a tonal picture of the pathos, triumph and tragedy of this Old Testament episode.