Symphonic Palindrome

  • 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.

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