This composition uses as inspiration the John Philip Sousa march Daughters of Texas, a march composed in 1929 following a petition by the student body of the College of Industrial Arts, the original name of Texas Woman’s University. The New Daughters of Texas recontextualizes two themes from the original Sousa march, the opening line of the trio and the break strain or “dog!ght”, to create a new work that is both referntial to the past and looking forward to new horizons.
This piece was performed by the Texas Woman's University Trombone Choir at the 2022 International Women's Brass Conference and the 2022 International Trombone Festival.
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