In January of 2013 my piece entitled “New Hope” was premiered by the Panama City POPS Orchestra, Eddie Rackley conducting. This piece started out as “Remembrance”. But when we played Remembrance at rehearsal, what sounded fantastic on the composition software didn’t translate well to the live group. So a re-write was in order.
There were many happy accidents during that re-write and the piece New Hope was the result. Much more playable, full and frankly more interesting.
The premier went about as well as it could go. Don’t take my word for it. Here is the link to the video. The piece start around 4:30.