A Southern Dawn is fashioned in the style of the old Negro spiritual. It is a lovely, haunting tone poem with Trumpet and F Horn (Alto Saxophone) solo. While conservative in technique and range, its flowing melodies and rich harmonies will charm performers and audiences alike. An ideal selection for concert or contest. THE SOUTHERN DAWN was commissioned by Mr. Ray Forlenza and The Kirby School District 140 Symphonic Band of Tinley Park, Illinois. It was premiered by the District 140 Band in May of 1998.
- Composer: William Owens