Grade 4–7.5 minutes
Premiered by the Virginia Tech Wind Symphony, Spring 1995
Just as the title implies, this piece is the same forwards as backwards. What began as simply a challenge to myself blossomed into what I think is a valid piece of music and one of my proudest accomplishments. Once they realize what’s happening, this will surprise and delight your band and your audience. Palindrome is a slow mysterioso throughout, and utilizes a few polytonal chords and special effects, including trombone portamenti.