Rushmore Trail is for brass quintet and percussion.
Listen while reading the score here: (52) Rushmore Trail, by Dr. Daniel Thrower, for Brass Quintet & Percussion - YouTube
The brief but picturesque title provides ample explanation for the intended imagery. The words “awe, wonder, majesty, inspiration, and contemplation” drove the musical strains of “Rushmore Trail.” The piece begins serenely (albeit with complex counterpoint throughout the brass parts), and the percussion part is needed to enhance the melodic line. The rest of the piece is full of fun, excitement, complexity, patriotism, and a variety of emotional play as the thematic content is presented and transformed in different ways. The overall feel is fulfillment of the American patriot’s dream to finally walk the trails and experience the grandeur of Mount Rushmore in person, shared with loved ones.
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