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The Lion of Panjshir (Symphony No. 2) (2002-04)
for narrator and symphonic band
In memory of Ahmad Shah Massoud and
dedicated to the people of Afghanistan
Instrumentation: picc-2-2-ehn-2; eflat cl-3-bcl-cbcl; 2-1-1; 3-4-3-euph-1; str bass; timp; perc; narrator (optional)
Duration: ca. 25'
World premiere: 2/11/2004, Peabody Wind Ensemble/Harlan Parker/Haron Amin, Friedberg Hall, Baltimore MD
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