Sounds of St. Louis – a Suite in One Movement for Brass and Percussion
The Sounds of St. Louis incorporates and combines original fugues and melodies with the popular Civil War song, Missouri! Missouri! Bright Land of the West!, the wistful folksong, Shenandoah (Away, I’m bound away ‘cross the wide Missouri), and the St. Louis Blues, an American popular song written by W.C. Handy. The piece uses original music with these three songs, weaving and interweaving, vying, and playing among the instruments with the melodies teasing and flirting.