The Path Ascending (Score Only). By Rob Smith. For Concert Band (Score). Boosey & Hawkes Concert Band. 34 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051661398. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018814).
Weaving together currents of inspiration and darkness, this work dramatically portrays a woman whose life was cut short by cancer. A chorale-like theme anchors the music in strength and faith, while a tune inspired by mariachi bands recalls her youth in a Texas border town.