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Harrison's Dream

By Peter Graham

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Concert Band - 6+
Composed by Peter Graham. Concert Band. Donald Hunsberger Wind Library. Conductor's score. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.DHM022C).

Item Number: AP.DHM022C

ISBN 0757910300.

"Harrison's Dream" is a musical depiction of the forty-year effort by John Harrison during the first half of the 18th century to develop a chronometer capable of providing exact time on the high seas. His obsession was a result of the passing of the Longitude Act following the accidental destruction of the Association, the flagship of the British Royal Navy, along with three sister ships in 1707 on rocks off the Scilly Islands. This highly rhythmic and technical composition was commissioned by the United States Air Force Band, Col. Lowell Graham, Commander/Conductor, and has been awarded the 2002 ABA/Ostwald Award for Original Composition. Graham is Associate Conductor of England's Black Dyke Brass Band. Recorded by the United States Air Force Band and the North Texas Wind Ensemble (Klavier).

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  • 2006-09-04 00:00:00.0 Fantastic

    I believe that his piece is one of the best pieces for wind band around. Although its very demanding (especially on the reed instruments)it is worth working on to make it sound awesome. The wind ensemble i play in performed this at aus. nationals and i loved it ever...

    since. This truley is a fantastic piece of music.

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  • 5

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  • 2003-04-04 00:00:00.0 Outstanding

    Graham has given us a composition that is demanding but beautiful. The melodies and transitions are wonderfully written, and the piece is voiced to a T. I feel that this new piece will soon become a standard piece of band literature.

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