fanfares and woodwind flourishes set the pace for
this high-energy work that celebrates the boundless
spirit created by the convergence of cultures, beliefs,
and ideals. The main theme is first stated by piccolo
before reiterated by full ensemble. Oboe or English
horn is showcased in the lyrical section that features
intimate chamber playing and sweeping melodic lines.
As the final section builds, the opening fanfare returns
under a fierce woodwind ostinato. Outstanding!