I’ve posted the fourth movement of this piece before, but I didn’t come to appreciate the beauty of the third movement until just a few weeks ago. At times when I need a bit of comfort (or a lot), it’s pieces like these that help me sleep peacefully.
This is the fourth movement from a piece that we are playing in band, by Roger Cichy. This movement is surely my favorite. The composer actually wrote this as a tribute to three great American composers: Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin. A tribute to one great composer is a big task, but three? I won’t be the judge of whether if the piece does them justice, but I’ll surely be the first to say that this is a great movement.