R E I G N I E R E
Reigniere, (pronounced: Rainier) is a programmatic work depicting a traveler’s experience of discovering Mount Rainier located outside of Tacoma, Washington. As a three-section work, the exploration takes the listener from the thick forest that surrounds the mountain into a majestic, open field that reveals the mountain in all of its spectacular color and size. Sparking with bright orange, purple, and pink outlined with white lines of snow, the listener takes in the beauty as they continue through the clearing and into the forest once more. The call of the mountain is presented in the Alto Flute both at the beginning and at the close of the piece, reflecting the Native American heritage that surrounds this area.
Reigniere was composed as a commissioned work from the Washington State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s director, Dr. Danh Pham.
Performances by Downers Grove South High School, Washington State University, University of Iowa,
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, George Mason University, and The United States Air Force Band