About the Piece

Program Note:
High Rise is a high-energy groove, that takes the orchestra on an exciting musical journey of adventures in a big city. The improvisatory-like lines, and percussive elements provide a fun musical landscape for string orchestras and audience members alike. (Program note provided by the composer)


String Orchestra

Perusal score:

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About the Composer

Adrian Gordon is an active performer, composer, and music educator living in Miami, FL. Mr. Gordon currently serves as the orchestra director at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, FL. He received his B.A. in music from the University of Miami, and his Masters degree in Music Education at Florida International University. In addition to teaching, Mr. Gordon is the founder of Leap Year Music Publishing which, publishes string music for elementary, middle, and high school ensembles. Mr. Gordon’s compositions appear on the Florida and Georgia Orchestra Association Music Performance Assessment Lists. His compositions are distributed through JW Pepper and have been performed throughout the United States. Adrian resides in Miami with his wife Kelly and their two sons. (From the composer’s website)


Performance Materials

Performance materials are available through JWPepper.


Click HERE for a recording of High Rise.