The Pioneers vs. The Warriors
About this work:
The Pioneers Vs. The Warriors is the second movement from "Suite Poughkeepsie," written for the Bicentennial of that city's founding as a village in 1799. Each movement is intended as an evocation of characteristic local scenes, impressions of my own experiences growing up there, things which will be familiar to its present inhabitants. This movement simply calls to mind the city's two hometown high schools, pitted against each other as rivals.
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Unknown
Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani, 1 Percussion (General), 1 Drum Set, 1 Piano, 22 Violin, 8 Viola, 8 Cello, 6 Double bass, 1 Harp
Instrumentation notes: Percussion: Vibraphone, solid bar metal windchimes, orchestral bass drum