Relics of the Past by Sean O'Loughlin. For concert band. Carl Fischer Premiere Performance Series. Grade 0.5. Score and parts. Duration 2:21. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.PPS1).
As the title implies, here is a piece from popular composer Sean O'Loughlin that harkens back to ancient times. The minor mode gives the piece a seriousness that students will love. Relics of the Past was inspired by the composer's trip to Yosemite National Park with his family, where he was awed by the majestic, expansive views of the park. From Half Dome to Yosemite Falls to the giant Sequoia trees and more, Yosemite National Park embodies ancient beauty and conflict, reflected here in Relics of the Past. Beginning groups only need to use the first six notes that they learn to play this expressive, haunting piece.