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Strings Ablaze - string orchestra (2010) - Duration 5:13, score 24 pp.
Open your concert with this short ride on a fast grooving string machine. First performance by Jooyong Ahn and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra February 2014 at the Southeastern Composers' League Forum and Festival. In 2016 the work was selected a winner of New York City's Composers' Concordance Generations Concert Orchestral Call For Scores.
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Strings Ablaze - High School Edition of the above work. Recommended for youth orchestras. Score is 24 pages.

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Strong opener for your concert. Strings Ablaze was featured at the 2016 Society of Composers Conference and Festival at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas where Eric Crawford conducted the extraordinary Wichita High School East Philharmonic Orchestra in a well-received outstanding memorable performance.

"Strings Ablaze is a fun work with interesting rhythmic grooves that strings usually don't have a chance to play. It's an excellent pedagogical piece that helps improve rhythm and listening skills. I highly recommend it!" ...Travis Jürgens, Music Director, Ohio Northern Symphony Orchestra

"THANK YOU Ken, for working with us on your piece! Strings Ablaze! was a fascinating challenge for us and provided an amazing experience. I REALLY enjoyed working on and performing your music!"" ...Dr. Philip Rudd, Dr. Philip Rudd, Denison University, TUTTI Festival 2019

"Loved the bowing action...a really exciting piece."...Deidre Emerson, Director of Orchestras, Tennessee State University, Nashville.

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