Full of engaging melodies and driving rhythms, this first publication by writer Brandon Bangle to the Grand Mesa catalog, paints a vivid musical picture of how it must have felt to be headed west in a covered wagon.
The anticipation of the trip to come is portrayed by a quiet opening statement of the composition's primary motor rhythm. This builds into the first loud statement of the primary theme, a portrayal of the elation the pioneers must have felt to be finally "heading west". In a gorgeous quiet section that follows, one can easily see a relaxed campfire scene under the twinkling evening stars.
This well-written programmatic work will surely be a highlight of any concert!
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