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"Peck's pulsing rhythms audibly and visibly struck a chord ... and gave yesterday's show a flashy finish."
Richmond Symphony / Richmond Times-Dispatch

Although it begins in a Mozartian vein, Don't Tread On Me quickly gets rugged with unequivocal rock influence, and is given a special energy by feroce string crossings. However that does not make the piece difficult. The rhythms are straightforward and everything is idiomatic. That, plus the extremely accessible nature of the piece (and its length), have allowed conductors to program it in many varied contexts.

duration: 3' 30"

(1995)

Don't Tread On Me is the 1st movement of the 3-movement string orchestra piece Signs of Life II, and is also available for string quartet.

 

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