Falcon Attack, by David Holsinger (b. 1945)

Conducted by Jillian Bacon

Biography

Jillian Baconis from Wilmington, Delaware, where she graduated with an International Baccalaureate Degree from Mount Pleasant High School.  At VanderCook College of Music, Jillian plays trumpet and horn in multiple ensembles including Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, and Orchestra.  After graduation, she hopes to teach high school band and continue performing.

Program Notes

Falcon Attack, commissioned by the Northwest Middle School Band in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was written by David Holsinger in 2003.  The school’s mascot is the falcon, and the piece was inspired by the image of a soaring falcon defeating other school mascots.  Frequent meter changes contribute to the feeling of a bird flying quickly and freely through the sky.  


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