Symphony no. 2 for band

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2003-05

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Archer, Kimberly K.

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Symphony no. 2 is a three-movement work for band. Each movement is dedicated to a pivotal figure in my development as a composer. The first movement is a march/scherzo based on octatonic collections, the second movement is a passacaglia modeled after the style of Philip Glass, and the third movement is a theme and variations written in my own personal style. Additionally, all three movements contain references to the hymn "Blessed Assurance" in gradually more obvious forms as the work progresses, although only the third movement includes an outright statement of the tune. This treatise consists of the full score for the symphony, followed by a discussion of the programmatic, formal, harmonic, and motivic elements of the music.

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