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Atlanta Premiere: In The World Of Spirits

On April 20, 2011, the Emory University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Scott Stewart, will premiere Bruce Broughton’s In the World of Spirits, as a part of the “Festival of New Music for Winds and Percussion.” Broughton, who will attend the premiere, will also be honored with a performance of his American Hero,composed as a tribute to General Robert L. Scott, the author of God Is My Co-Pilot, as well as the finale from his Concerto for Piccolo and Wind Ensemble,performed by Carl Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s principal piccoloist.

In the World of Spirits was commissioned by Dr. Stewart and the Emory University Wind Ensemble in 2010, and, although not specifically referential, was inspired by the vivid and powerfully dramatic spirit world of the Plains Indians, specifically the Comanche.