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The Wayfarers, A Short Piece for Orchestra from the ballet "The Wind in the Willows"

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By James Nathaniel Holland

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Full Orchestra - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. Children, Contemporary, World. Score and parts. 66 pages. James Nathaniel Holland #2988707. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (A0.730366).

Item Number: A0.730366

American Costa Rican composer James Nathaniel Holland presents this delightful excerpt from his ballet for children, "The Wind in the Willows" Perfect for high school, university orchestra, or community orchestra for light or pop concert. Intermediate level.
Orchestration: Picc, F12, Ob, EH, Cl 12, Bsn 12, Hrn 123, Trmpt 12, Trom, BTrom, Timp, Perc 12(cym w/mall, djembe or conga, claves), piano, strings
In this scene from the ballet, Rat, is in a pensive mood and writing at his desk. It is autumn and he sees how all of life comes a eventually must leave, migrating birds, mice, etc. Then enters a seafaring Rat who is from distant lands. On his ship, he tells Rat of his many travels and exotic places he has visited. What great adventure life is! Truly we are wayfayers, all.

Duration: 8 minutes approximately

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James Nathaniel Holland is an American classical music composer of operas, symphonies, ballets, songs, and other musical concertworks that incorporate a unique, eclectic, blend of romantic, classical, world and jazz styles.
Born and raised in Indiana, he studied music at DePauw University, Vienna Austria, Interlochen National Music Camp and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). At these schools many of his early pieces were premiered and performed, with one work being selected for main-stage production in the season.
Moving to Los Angeles and then settling in New York, he performed professionally sometimes as a singer, sometimes as a pianist, sometimes as choral conductor. He composed incidental music for the stage. In 2002 he founded a composers collective where they showcased their work. He was one of the first composers to participate in the American Music Center’s initial on-line library. The New Jersey Concert Opera and the Gay Men’s Chorus of New Jersey also featured his comic operas and art songs.
From 2005 he moved to Costa Rica where he organized concerts with visiting guest artists to present his chamber music to the public. Presently he lives in a castle in the central mountains of Costa Rica.

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