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During the early days of the pandemic, there was a physiological necessity to look for a little bit of light. Esperanza is a musical expression of this search, of this hope.
Inspired by the style of the Marcha Grave that I played in the ’60s, The introduction and the first strain bring a little joy, and I try to stay away from the traditional doom that has become a standard template in these styles of Marches.
The second strain normally includes a loud boisterous section, instead, it has a prayer-like theme built with a choral Anthem orchestration.
The final strain is by far the most sentimental of this March. The Alto Sax and the Euphonium solos play the part of children seeking comfort from Mom during difficult times. The response by the band represents mom embracing that everything will be OK.
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