Their Souls Were Lifted From the Dust

Their Souls Were Lifted From the Dust
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Concert Band
12:00 min.


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Yu, Tommy
Concert Band
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The inspiration of this powerful wind ensemble piece came from the tragic events of the atomic bombing on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.  This piece is a memorial work for one of the eventual victims, a young girl named Sadako Sasaki. At the age of ten, Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, and she was given but a few months to live. Determined to survive, Sadako clung to Japanese traditional belief that if she folded one thousand origami cranes (senba-zuru), the Gods would grant her wish to live, but her wish was unfortunately not realized. This very original work is a musical eulogy for Sadako, and uses many poignant solos and simple ensemble singing in Japanese and English to convey a message of hope and peace for our fragile planet and its inhabitants. Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Grand Mesa Music Composition Contest.
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