River of memory
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This is a support document for the composition entitled River of Memory, a 22- minute work for jazz band and symphony orchestra. In the introductory section, my approach to the form, orchestration and content of this piece is described, as are the challenges inherent to the process. Each step of bringing this piece to fruition is addressed, from its conception to the logistics of its performance. Detailed musical analysis forms the core of this document. This analysis provides an examination of the concepts and techniques manifest in this work, and a thorough exploration of the melodic, harmonic, and thematic material it contains.