Heartland begins with an endearing melody, evoking the calm, peaceful grandeur of America’s Great Plains. A contrasting boisterous dance is filled with strong rhythms, fun meter changes and quick riffs that pile upon each other. This is beautiful, exciting music that engages musicians and audiences alike.
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard Level: 4 | Duration: 4:45
Program Notes Heartland’s opening melody is simple and sweet, its harmonies pure. It evokes the calm, peaceful grandeur of America’s Great Plains and those who worked them with dignity, toil and soul. A boisterous dance erupts with strong rhythms and swift motifs that pile upon each other like riffs. The opening melody returns, weaving a path through the riffs and rhythms, and eventually soaring over them as it provides a view of the heartland: wide-ranging, awe-inspiring, beautiful.