By BRIAN AGUILAR
Style: Winter Percussion, Contemporary
Difficulty: HARD (Grade 5)
ABOUT THE PIECE:
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
The show begins with a gloomy and uncertain feeling, a reflection of the negativity that surrounds us and the lack of hope that many of us feel in our day-to-day life. The show then takes an even darker turn, a reflection of the anger and aggression that manifests itself as an outlet for these feelings. The last segment of the show is bright and uplifting, a reflection of the human spirit coming through and rising above.
“Rise Above” (originally titled “Coming to Peace”) was commissioned by Mr. Nick Cagle for the Vanden High School (Fairfield, CA) Winter Percussion group, Winter 2017 season.
Bass Drums (5)