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Harmony in Gold | Orchestra (or Chorus & Orchestra) | 6'

Harmony in Gold sets Barbara Crooker’s poem “Brass Section.”  This piece was commissioned by the Millburn High School Music Boosters and was premiered by the Millburn High School Symphony Orchestra and Miller Chorus the evening of June 7, 2012 at Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ.


Harmony in Gold now exists in two versions: a new arrangement for orchestra premiered by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the original version for orchestra and chorus.




Daylilies trumpet

July mornings,

crescendo in colors

of butter and brass; 

flare and shine,

a harmony of gold;

then shrivel at night

in a cacophony

of crickets. 


—Barbara Crooker


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