"From somewhere in the mountains, streams converge gradually into a river..." So begins a historical tone poem down the Rappahannock River and the majesty of the surrounding scenery.
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 8:50
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Tenor Saxophone 1/2
Timpani (3 drums)
Percussion 1/2 (bells, vibraphone, xylophone, 2 suspended cymbals, tam-tam)
Percussion 3/4 (suspended cymbal, triangle, snare drum)
Percussion 5/6 (suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, bass drum)
"From somewhere in the mountains,
streams converge gradually into a river.
On its journey to the Chesapeake Bay,
the Rappahannock passes through an area
equidistant from Washington, D.C. and Richmond.
The tranquility and quiet power of this river was once interrupted
by opposing armies in monumental struggles of ideals and passions.
Conflicts eventually end, resolved or not.
People, places, even the river heal and renew.
But only the river is timeless."
- David J. Long