(full orchestra) 20'00"
Three movements tell the story of the settling of America: the immigrant spirit, industrial progress, and a resulting nation of many peoples under one flag.
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I was commissioned to write this three movement work in 1990 for the symphony orchestra of Austin, Minnesota, the town where I was raised. Movement One traces the travels of the immigrant settlers to the New World and westward. It is loosely based on the Scandinavian folk tune known as "Behold A Host." Movement Two, depicting the rise of industry and technology, juxtaposes minimalistic rhythms with the sound of a Native American flute. Movement Three is a set of theme and variations on Woody Guthrie's " This Land is Your Land," and may include audience sing-along. Heritage Renewed is well within the range of most good community orchestras. The complete instrumentation is 3222, 4331, timpani, percussion (3 players), piano, banjo (opt.), strings.