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Cloud Gate

(Reflections of a City)
Timothy Loest
Grade: 2.5

Inspired by an enormous, mirror-like elliptical sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor, this festival work reflects the spirit of Chicago's busy streets, vibrant people, and magnificent architecture. A bold opening moves into an invigorating theme that occurs under a moving woodwind ostinato figure. A festive mixed-meter section continues to drive the work forward before a seamless transition into a slower bluesy section reminiscent of George Gershwin. Students experience urban energy once more as the final thematic statement leads to a dynamic close! (4:30)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1377 45.00
Score Only: B1377S 7.00