David Reeves - Composer
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.