BEYOND ALL WALKING (1997)
Published by Theodore Presser Company
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 2 1; Timp. 2Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Length - 10 minutes
Peabody Conservatory Orchestra, Teri Murai, Conductor - May, 1997
Haddonfield Symphony, Daniel Hege, Conductor - May 2, 1998
"Beyond All Walking - simply one of the most exciting new works I have heard in a long, long time..."
"The end of Beyond All Walking is one of the sweetest fragments of music that I've heard from a contemporary musician..."
"Beyond All Walking - Simply one of the most exciting new works I have heard in a long, long time."
FIVE HAIKU (1998)
Published by Adamo Press
Instrumentation: chamber orchestra with 2 vocal soloists
1 1 1 1; 1 0 0 0; Pno.; Soprano, Baritone; Str.
Length - 13 minutes
Premiered at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Brian Stone, Conductor
"Five Haiku reminded me of rain falling through lace..."
3 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Children's Choir; Str
Length - 15 minutes
Commissioned and Premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.
The work marks the 140th anniversary of the fateful Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. Premiered in 2003 by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, the work is comprised of three movements: "Honor and Sacrifice" (by Scurria), "Wounded Fields" (by Heitzeg) and "The Last Full Measure" (co-written by Heitzeg and Scurria). Written for young people, the piece "is about how each of us personally reconciles the events of Gettysburg. It’s about social justice, human rights and the hope for positive change in the future," says Heitzeg.
Available from Theodore Presser Company and Adamo Press
With commissions and performances from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and many others, Scurria's music nearly always receives an audience standing ovation.