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Shakata: Singing the World Into Existence

By Dana Wilson

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Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Dana Wilson. Score. Duration 8:15. Published by LudwigMasters Publications (LG.10105304).

Item Number: LG.10105304

Dana Wilson always strives to introduce students and audiences to new ways of thinking about music and performance practices. This work serves somewhat as an incantation, a summoning up of, by means of a group music ritual, the goodness of the earth and, consequently, ourselves. Rhythmic vocalizations abound, juxtaposed with rhythmical, percussive ensemble writing. Dana Wilson is a master and his works light up any program in which they are performed.