Sherman: Scenes and Celebrations
SHERMAN: SCENES AND CELEBRATIONS is a tribute to a small New England town on the occasion of its 200th birthday. Nestled in the hills of western Connecticut, Sherman has managed to preserve much of its small town flavor while growing to reflect the changes of 21st-century America. I chose to begin the piece with Naromi Brook because it runs from one end of the town to the other, passing though the very heart of the town much like the many people in the town’s history came through and made their mark. The second movement, entitled Overlook, is meant to depict a personal memory of a breathtaking vista I used to encounter when running hills on my high school cross country team. Finally, the piece ends with Fanfare. The music is celebratory and high-spirited, surrounding a recollection of both Naromi Brook and the Vista of Overlook and ends in a sparkling flourish.
Celebrating the bicentennial Anniversary of Sherman, CT and Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s 20th Anniversary
Premiered August 30, 2002, by the Sherman Chamber Ensemble