Anita Brown

 
 

World Premiere Event, September 10, 2011

Stand: Movement III. Benumbed

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Anita Brown
2011-10-25
Anita Brown

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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 III. Benumbed Solos: Jim Ridl, piano; Kenny Wessel, guitar; Mark Patterson, trombone; Theresa MacDonnell, French horn Benumbed opens with improvisations painting an expression of pain. Taking liberties by elongating and breaking up its phrases, it sets the melody of a Victorian-Era hymn against a harmonic backdrop wavering between grief, confusion and glimmers of fond reflection, expressing a broad spectrum of human emotions we were forced to assimilate. Familiar to many as the US Navy Hymn honoring the fallen, Eternal Father Strong To Save serves to depict a combination of honor and personal grief.