The Ascent


Perhaps one of the greatest human feats is climbing the world’s highest mountains. Scaling such massive heights is rewarded with a breathtaking view of nature. While we celebrate the end, seldom do we chronicle the hard work to arrive at the apex of our goals. Through a Himalayan soundscape, allow the audience to join your students as they ascend to the top!


  • *Symphonic Metamorphosis: March – Paul Hindemith
  • An Alpine Symphony – Richard Strauss
  • *Vertical Limit – James Newton Howard
  • *Afghan Trek (from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty– Theodore Shapiro

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*I provide a “work-for-hire” service when creating a show. Thus, I do not own the copyright of the indicated works. (Works without an asterisk fall under public domain and/or original music selections.) Modern copyright agreements include language to not sell or reproduce arrangements “as-is”; this is why no recordings are on my website, and why customization is included in all fees. “Permission to Arrange” copyright licensing MUST be obtained before I will craft your ensemble’s custom arrangement.


Taylor County HS (Campbellsville, KY)