River City Serenade
River City Serenade was
composed in 1988 to a commission from the Pittsburgh-based River City Brass
Band. It was a part of ‘A Pittsburgh Symphony’, a four-movement suite
that the band commissioned over a period of three years.
The transcription for wind
band was made in 1992.
The work lilts along gently
in 7/4 and 5/4 most of the time and is only briefly interrupted by a slower
cadenza-like section in the middle.
It ends quietly, as it began.