Radiant Nation

for Orchestra

Clint Needham

Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

I envisioned a work inspired by the political scene of the 2008 presidential election, focusing
primarily on the hard-fought Democratic primary race. I was very much inspired by the historic
and hopeful spirit that each democratic campaign embodied. That spirit, along with a tinge of
sarcasm regarding the media circus that ensued, is the primary inspiration for Radiant Nation.

Radiant Nation is the final movement of my Chamber Symphony, commissioned by the
American Composers Orchestra. While working on the commission, I was accepted to the 2008
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for which I needed to write an orchestral work. I had
already completed a great deal of work on the final movement of the Chamber Symphony and
decided to re-score Radiant Nation for a larger orchestra to be premiered at the Cabrillo
Festival this larger version is the one presented.

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Scores & Parts

'Radiant Nation' - Full Score - Study
'Radiant Nation' - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Composition Date 2008
Duration 00:06:30
Orchestration 2(2nd dbl. Picc.) 2 2(E-flat Cl., B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 2 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiere July 30, 2008. Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop. Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA.

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