2. Tender Hearts (1909)
Some years ago I had the opportunity to work with students on a silent film scoring project in California, sponsored by the Mary Pickford Foundation, and quickly became interested in composing something to one of these beautiful works of art myself. Pickford was a genius: not just an actress, but also a producer, writer, businesswoman, and film industry pioneer. I especially liked the idea of not simply scoring the short film, but incorporating it into a larger movement where the music hints at and expands on the story’s charming themes.
Tender Hearts is dedicated to Lila Fagan for 36 years of outstanding service and leadership in music education.
2Fl Ob 3Cl BCl 2Bn Saxes(AATB) 3Tpt 4Hn 3Trb Euph Tba Cb Timp Perc(6)
Rodney C. Schueller, for the West Aurora School District 129 Bands
West Aurora High School Band Boosters
West Aurora Middle School Band Boosters
California State University – Northridge
Illinois State University
Libertyville High School
Yorkville High School
December 12, 2019, West Aurora High School Wind Symphony, Rod Schueller, conductor
- May 1, 2022 - West Chester University Wind Ensemble at Madeleine Wind Adler Theatre. Conducted by Dr. Andrew Yozviak.
- December 12, 2019 - West Aurora High School Wind Symphony at West Aurora HS, IL. Conducted by Dr. Rod Schueller. WORLD PREMIERE