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A programmatic tone poem about the struggle for peace - commissioned by the Birmingham International Festival. A musical tribute to all the people who have struggled against conflict itself toward a just and lasting peace for all of us.

Recorded by the London Symphony.

"a wealth of invention, exemplary use of orchestral color"
Washington Post

"an extraordinary piece of music . . . dazzling . . . exciting . . . moving . . . well-earned bravos"
Sacramento News and Review

"particularly enjoyable work"
Fort Worth Star Telegram

"appealing curtain-raiser"
Phoenix Gazette

Peace Overture has been performed by symphony orchestras on four continents: Africa (Cairo, Egypt); Asia (Shanghai, China); and Europe (Barcelona, Spain and Rzeszow, Poland) in addition to many performances in North America.

duration: 11'


3(3rd db. picc./2+E.h./2+b.cl./2+cbn. - 4/3/3/1
timp. - 4 perc. - piano - strings

The orchestra may be reduced by omitting
any or all of the following:
fl. III, E.h., b.cl., cbn., and two percussion players.
Cues for these instruments are provided in other parts.
- If only 2 flutes are used, Flute II uses a special part
that includes piccolo.
- Performance with 2 percussion omits xylophone completely
and uses a special part.





Albany Records TROY 040