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Respite - Music for a gentler time  was commissioned by a consortium of nine directors and wind ensembles, including: 

Kevin Welborn - Clinton High School (MS)

Evan Cooper - Franklin Central High School (IN)

Mark Iwinski - Victor J. Andrew High School (IL)

Dr. Catherine Rand - University of Southern Mississippi (MS)

Brian Joyce - South Jones High School (MS)

Greg Dick - Friendswood High School (TX)

Robert Traugh - Kiski Area High School (PA)

Peter Horton - Trumbull High School (CT)

Brad Adams - Vandebilt Catholic High School (LA)

Grade - 3.5

Duration - Approx. 6 minutes 30 seconds


Respite is a gentle, lyrical work. The flute and muted trumpet are frequently featured. Although the overall tempo is slow, the frequently shifting meters give the piece a weightless and improvisational quality as well as adding to the challenge of the work.

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Here is the work performed by the Indiana University Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Eric Smedley.

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