Symphonic Band: The Persistence of Memory (In Memoriam: Brian Israel) (1989) [14:45]

Commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Marice Stith, Director, for the 20th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music at Cornell University.

First complete performance: 30 April 1989, the Cornell University Wind Ensemble conducted by the composer, Cornell University.

Ohio University Wind Ensemble
John Climer, Conductor

Eastman Wind Ensemble at EWE 40th Anniversary Celebration, Eastman Theatre, 1992. Finalist, 1994 Virginia/College Band Directors Symposium of New Band Music. Honorable Mention, 1990 Barlow International Composition Contest. Performed by Iowa Symphonic Band at 1995 National Conference of Society of Composers, Inc. Performed by Florida State University Wind Orchestra at Sixth Biennial Festival of New Music, FSU, 1992. Performed by Crane Wind Ensemble, SUNY Potsdam, at Eastern CBDNA Conference, Yale University, 2000, at Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC, 1993, and at SUNY Potsdam 12 November 2003. Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony, Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble, 2001.

Additional performances: Indiana University Symphonic Band, University of Massachussetts Wind Ensemble, De Paul University Wind Symphony, Ohio University Wind Ensemble, Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble, Kent State University Wind Ensemble, Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, Virginia Intercollegiate Band, Illinois State University Wind Symphony.

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“Distinctive repertoire: a powerful work. Lyrically beautiful and intensely dramatic. The musicians enjoyed the composition immensely.”
—John Climer, Director of Bands, Ohio University