The Passion of John Brown
"Total Knock Out"
Ayers' JOHN BROWN "was a total knock-out. I keep hearing from people how moved they were by the music, the drama, the pacing, and the haunting 'flash-backs'." —Christopher Wilkins, Music Director, Akron Symphony Orch.
"An amazing work, beautifully paced and orchestrated. I love it. If it weren't that I have retired from conducting, I would be figuring out a way to program it."”—David Daniels, author of Orchestral Music Handbook
Ensembles that have performed this work
Windiana Concert Band (x2)
Mississippi College Symphonic Winds
Riverbend High School Symphonic Band
Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony
Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra
St. Edwards Univ. Symphony Orchestra
Akron Symphony Orchestra (x2)