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Attack is a piece for full orchestra inspired by the terrorist attacks occurring mostly

in Europe in 2017. I was currently studying abroad in Ireland when they began to

occur and was struck by how easily the people I was around brushed off the terrible

things that were happening very close to them, or even in their own country. I

attempted to capture some of the spirit of those times in this piece. The woodwinds

and violin pizzicato melodies are meant to represent everyday life, the brass

interruptions attacks, and the string chorale the few voices that are hurt and

affected by these attacks, growing as the attacks continue to eventually take over

the piece as the only voices left.

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