pulsing rhythms audibly and visibly struck a chord
... and gave yesterday's show a flashy finish."
Symphony / Richmond Times-Dispatch
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.
Tread On Me is the 1st movement of the
3-movement string orchestra piece Signs
of Life II, and is also available for