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  • The Visions of Crazy Horse/Richard FrazierRFM 1014

The Visions of Crazy Horse/Richard FrazierRFM 1014

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Description

A Richard Frazier Original - Duration: 6 min.

A highly dramatic tone poem for concert band whose opening section describes the terror of the destruction of the ancient way of life for the Oglala Sioux civilization and the fearless heroism of one of its bravest chiefs, Crazy Horse. Under the guidance of a spiritual leader, he has received visions that show the deathless unity of all creation that supersedes the constant agitation of the human drama of war and peace, life and death. The next section is a musical portrait of the playful aspect of an Oglala village. A timpani solo introduces mysterious music much like the vast darkness of the forests in the Black Hills and leads to a highly rhythmic tribal dance that recalls earlier musical material. The energy builds to a battle scene portrayed by a fugato. Solo clarinet and wood block lead to a final unison statement of the fugue subject and glorious chorale that portrays the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of worldly circumstance.



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“In the absence of an authenticated photo of the great Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse, Richard Frazier’s remarkable work for band is the next best thing we have that catches the essence of the fearless and spiritual nature of this heroic Native American. The chorale ending, depicting the triumph of the human spirit over material adversity will leave the audience breathless. This piece is the perfect sound track for the building of the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.”
- Jack Martens (retired band director, SFUSD)










































































Jack

Martens


the

absence

of

an

authenticated

photo

of

the

great

Sioux

warrior,

Crazy

Horse,

Richard

Frazier’s

remarkable

work

for

band

is

the

next

best

thing

we

have

that

catches

the

essence

of

the

fearless

and

spiritual

nature

of

this

heroic

Native

American.

The

chorale

ending,

depicting

the

triumph

of

the

human

spirit

over

material

adversity,

will

leave

the

audience

breathless.


This

piece

is

the

perfect

sound

track

for

the

building

of

the

Crazy

Horse

Memorial

in

the


Black

Hills

of

South

Dakota.”








































































Jack

Martens


the

absence

of

an

authenticated

photo

of

the

great

Sioux

warrior,

Crazy

Horse,

Richard

Frazier’s

remarkable

work

for

band

is

the

next

best

thing

we

have

that

catches

the

essence

of

the

fearless

and

spiritual

nature

of

this

heroic

Native

American.

The

chorale

ending,

depicting

the

triumph

of

the

human

spirit

over

material

adversity,

will

leave

the

audience

breathless.


This

piece

is

the

perfect

sound

track

for

the

building

of

the

Crazy

Horse

Memorial

in

the


Black

Hills

of

South

Dakota.”








































































Jack

Martens