Legend uses thematic material based on Follow the
Drinking Gourd and The Church's One Foundation.
The piece seeks to recognize Green County, Ohio for
its role in the Underground Railroad Movement, when
escaping slaves were taught to follow the North Star.
A delicate opening moves into a frenzy of woodwind
activity over powerful brass fanfares. After a brief
lyrical section, the piece resumes its fire, erupting
in celebration as it catapults toward its heroic ending!