This concert opener was written for Texas conductor Robert McElroy and the ATSSB All-Region Symphonic Band. The majestic brass opening and rhythmic woodwind themes give each section a chance to shine. The piece also features lots of exciting percussion, a short bass clarinet solo, and an extended lyrical solo for horn or alto saxophone. Deep Water Bay is a small body of water on the south side of Hong Kong, China, where the composer attended high school. (6:20)
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