Three Washington Statues by : Philip Sparke
Three Washington Statues was commissioned by the United States Army Band “Pershing's Own;” led by Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier. Washington D.C. contains some of the world's most iconic monuments; memorials and statues. Philip Sparke has chosen three of these as the inspiration for this piece: “The Lincoln Memorial” in the form of a Greek Doric temple in which the composer depicts the grandeur of this monument; “The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial” on which steps the iconic speech “I have a dream” was given – the music is both reverential as well as powerful referring to Martin Luther King's speech; and the “Encore” statue in memory of the world famous African-American composer; pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington. In this final movement; Philip Sparke catches the virtuosic; energetic and unique dynamism of Ellington's music.
| Length x Width x Height||14 x 10.5 x 1.32 inches |
| Shipping Weight||3.75 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL44012382|
|Voicing Description||Score & Parts|
|Band Grade Description||6|
| 1st Publication Date||12/2014|