Winner 2000 National Band Assocation Twenty-fourth Annual William D. Revelli Composition Contest
Restless Birds before the Dark Moon was commissioned by the United States Military Academy Band and saxophonist, SSG Wayne Tice, for premiere at the World Saxophone Congress in Montreal in July of 2000. This is a challenging work demanding virtuosity and skill from both ensemble and soloist, but is crafted in a way that allows both ensemble and soloist to shine.
Recorded by the United States Military Academy Band (West Point) on 200 Years of Excellence Vol. 2, availble through the USMA Band