"At first, I was reluctant to program The Passion of John Brown in its 19-minute entirety for middle schoolers. But as it turned out, they were perfectly rapt, nobody moved! The teacher surveys all came back 10 out of 10. " —Christopher Wilkins, Music director, Akron Symphony Orchestra
WINNER 2011 AMERICAN PRIZE for ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION
Orchestra and narrator. Surround-sound. 19 min.
3333 (or 2222) 4431 timp+3 pno hp strings
The life of controversial abolitionist John Brown. Sinner or saint?
“An amazing work, beautifully paced and orchestrated. I love it.”—David Daniels, conductor
A private recording of the complete work is available to conductors.
Schools may be eligible to purchase parts
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