In 2014 these photos were the inspiration for a new composition for band by Colin J. Brien.

It was commissioned by me and the Twelve Corners Middle School 8th grade band, Brighton Central Schools, Rochester, NY and made possible through a generous grant from the Nancy Beck Foundation.

The project came about through a "small world" connection between Colin, a mutual friend and some mutual students.

It was a real honor to work with Colin throughout his creative process, during which he involved ideas from my students as well. The night of the concert we Skyped with Colin so he could hear the World Premiere "live"! It was very exciting!

You may listen to the piece here Landmarks by Colin J. Brien

Should you be interested in purchasing the piece to perform with your band it can be ordered Here or Here

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