MADE BY AMERICAN INDIANS
(11:00) Professional Level Brass Band. Copyright Fee: Score, Parts. Music Copyright ©2015, Brent Michael Davids.
MADE BY AMERICAN INDIANS is a new work for british-style brass band celebrating the prominence of our Indigenous People on the founding and sustaining of America. After hearing of the wonderful success of Joan Tower’s “Made in America,” it became apparent that a similar work might be created specifically for American Indians. While "Made By American Indians" does not quote Iroquois songs nor any American Indian songs directly, it does present an original and overarching Native theme that is developed for brass band. As a soaring melody, the theme proudly rides atop brass and percussion; but as an undercurrent, the theme appears and reappears in fragments all along the way. "Made By American Indians" portrays the emotions and sensibilities of contemporary American Indians in both rural and urban settings. One can readily hear the resounding complexity of the “City Indian” as well as the more pastoral life of the reservation.
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