Anita Brown

 
 

World Premiere Event, September 10, 2011

Stand: Movement II. Tuesday Morning

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Anita Brown
2011-10-25
Anita Brown

Story

A N I T A B R O W N J A Z Z O R C H E S T R A Presents A Program Honoring America’s Collective Grief and Resilience Relating to Our National Tragedy on September 11, 2001 September 10, 2011 ~ A World Premiere ~ Stand: A Symphony for Jazz Orchestra Composed, Arranged & Conducted by Anita Brown An original symphony for jazz orchestra in five movements II. Tuesday Morning Solos: Matt Hong, alto sax; Tatum Greenblatt, trumpet; Dave Pietro, soprano sax As the human heart beats in groupings of three, so begins Tuesday Morning in ¾ time. A lilting melody first representing the heartbeat of the individual at first light on a beautiful, late summer morning, it grows into the heartbeat of the city. Following improvised solos the harmony begins to shift. Unsuspecting, we feel an undercurrent of threat evocative of airplane engines in the trombones. The two impacts upon The Twin Towers are depicted in the rhythm section. Chaos ensues. In the wake of this horror, a momentary, emotional paralysis followed by the solo soprano saxophone of Dave Pietro playing Amazing Grace over twenty-one occurrences of dark, biting harmonic underpinnings, tolling the magnitude of the day’s loss of life.