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A Movement for Rosa

By Mark Camphouse

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Concert band - Grade 5
Composed by Mark Camphouse. Approved contest/festival piece for the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Score and set of parts. Duration 12:00. Published by TRN Music Publisher (TU.CBROS1).

Item Number: TU.CBROS1

Recording available separately on TRNCD21. UIL Level 5. A Movement for Rosa was commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association honoring civil rights heroine Rosa Parks and was composed and orchestrated over a three-month period: August - November, 1992. With a duration of approximately 11 1/2 minutes, this 'movement' -- a quasi-tone poem -- contains three contrasting sections. Section I evokes Rosa's early years, from birth Feb. 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, through her marriage in 1932 to Raymond Parks in Pine Level, Alabama. Section II portrays years of racial strife in Montgomery and the quest for social equality. Section III is one of quiet strength and serenity. The works final measures serve an ominous reminder of racism's lingering presence in modern American society.

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