Finalist, 2014 American Prize for Composition
A surround-sound concert story of Joshua 6 with narration and unorthodox audience participation. 16 minutes.
"JERICHO is by far the most imaginative, unusual and successful work
I have ever performed in 33 years of conducting.”
— Dr. Richard Fischer, conductor, Concordia Univ.-Chicago Wind Symphony
"I have found JERICHO to be one of the most effective pieces I have ever had the pleasure to conduct. There is no doubt it makes a lasting impression on the audience. People LOVED it. The audience just kept talking about your piece after our performances. —Terry Treuden, conductor, Wisconsin Lutheran College
There was absolute silence for what felt like an eternity. I have never received so many astonished comments following a concert, and I mean that in a good way. People were emotionally moved by the piece. I had numerous requests to perform it again. —Miles Wurster, Martin Luther College
"JERICHO is absolutely stunning: tremendously effective, with a relentless sense of creative drive, I was grabbed from the first tone and found the work then demands ever-increasing participation from the listener's psyche, in the best possible way." — Les Marsden, conductor
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Windiana Concert Band
Jeffrey Scott Doebler, conducting; Matthew Byerly, narrating
This piece uses several extra "performers" surrounding the audience twirling whistling tubes. These performers can be guests such as local students, board members, or dignitaries.
The tubes are available from toy stores and online retailers like Amazon. A Google search for "whistling tubes" should locate them.