Nightride, op. 233
W. H. Oliver Middle School Band, Nashville, Tennessee
Susan Waters, Director, Katie Harrah and Kevin Jankowski, Assistant Directors
2021 - grade 3.5 - 5:35
This impressive composition includes expressive moments that range from menacing to tender, aggressive to introspective, and capricious to heroic. The multi-meter high-speed romp in the opening Allegro yields to a heartfelt, lyrical Adagio before returning to variations of the initial theme that culminates in a raucous conclusion. Everyone has melodic moments and the percussion certainly has opportunities to shine.