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Dance of the Shadows by Adrian Sims is a Grade 2 work for band. It was commissioned in 2023 for Band Directors Talk Shop as a gift to the band director community. It is being distributed for FREE for a limited time! Click here to access.
About DAnce of the Shadows
Set deep within a magical forest, this short adventurous work set in 6/8 compound meter seeks mischief in the woods. The music walks a careful line between excitement and danger as we lurk upon the shadows of the night. Stealthily moving through the woodland, we finally see the shadows in a magnificent and beautiful dance upon reaching measure 93. Upon being noticed, we dash out of the forest and escape unscathed. A thrilling and enchanted adventure!
About Adrian B. Sims
Adrian B. Sims (b. 2000), born in Seattle, Washington is an accomplished composer, conductor, educator, and trombonist. Adrian’s music has been performed at prestigious conferences such as The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and at new music reading sessions across the country. His music has also been selected for the Bandworld Top 100 List, and many of his works appear on the J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice List. Adrian has also been selected as a winner in multiple composition competitions including the Maryland Music Educators Association Young Composers Project and the Make Music Young Composers Contest. He is frequently invited to rehearse, conduct, and lead clinics with bands and orchestras across the United States. Adrian is also active as an educator in the Maryland area and has worked with a variety of programs including the Baltimore County Summer Music Camp, Terrapin Music Camp at the University of Maryland, and the DC Youth Orchestra Programs.
Adrian is a graduate of The University of Maryland with degrees in Music Education and Composition. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Composition at The University of Texas at Austin. As a trombonist, he has performed in a wide variety of musical ensembles including pit and symphony orchestras as well as jazz and concert bands. Adrian studied trombone with Matthew Guilford, solo bass trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra, and Aaron LaVere, principal trombonist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is grateful for the continued support from his middle and high school band directors Cindy Stevenson and Christopher Gnagey. He credits Dr. Robert Gibson, Professor of Composition at The University of Maryland, and world-renowned composer Brian Balmages for his development as a composer.
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