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Christopher Tucker: Music Gallery

Dawning of the Day

2017 • Estimated Timing: 5'30" • Grade 4

PROGRAM NOTES:

Dawning of the Day was commissioned by Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA), Mary Land, Director of Bands. The work is dedicated to Glenn McGinnis for his contributions to the arts at Young Harris College.   

Composed in 2017, the work was commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Glenn-McGinnis Performance Hall. Dawning of the Day is broken up into four distinct sections and programmatically inspired by Irish heritage. Celebratory music with fanfare qualities surround the piece in the outer sections. The second section utilizes minimalistic motives to depict traveling music in the Appalachian mountains and the third section evokes north Georgia's natural beauty with a harmonious setting of the Irish melody "Dawning of the Day."