Fiestacana for Concert Band

Concert Band work commissioned by the Denison Iowa High School Band Boosters in 2017. The piece opens with a heroic fanfare that is followed by a lyrical, somewhat hopeful theme. The piece then transitions to a slower somber ballad, harkening back to ancient textures and modal harmonies. The final section of the piece is a multi meter, joyous celebratory mariachi dance. Throughout the piece, the Denison, IA school song is played as various counter melodies and is finally heard in its full glory near the end.

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