Brass Choir and Percussion
(3 tpts, 2 hns, 2 tbns, tba, 4 percussion parts)

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The inspiration for this piece was the idea that all empires have a common pattern of birth, growth, golden age, decay, and eventual destruction. I started with a 3-phrase chant-like melodic idea, which works its way through various treatments, from rennaisance style counterpoint, to a grand chorale at the hight of the empire. While the brass typically represents the cultural aspect of the empire, the percussion represents the military and technological aspects; at times well-balanced in comparison to the culture, at times seeming to run amok.

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