Based on material borrowed from two English folk songs that were popular in the Southern Appalachians during the early years of American history---'Going to Boston' and 'Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?'. After a very peaceful and tranquil opening, a bold, powerful statement leads to a dreamlike, mesmerizing section. With a powerful percussion contribution, the driving conclusion resounds. An epic work, this is a striking addition to symphonic band literature. (4:45)
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