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Alan Moss  

Alan Moss received his Bachelors Degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Music Education and has a Masters of Music from Webster University in Music Composition.  He is a freelance composer published with four different publishers including Columbia Pictures.  He currently holds the Guest Composers Chair for the Youth Orchestra in Gadsden Alabama.

 Alan is retired from Hazelwood School District in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a Band and Orchestra Director for 25 years.  Some of his honors include:  Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years, Merit Award from St. Louis Music Educators, National Award as Master Music Educator - MENC Divisional Music Director for the Salvation Army. 

 Alan performs with the Melbourne Community Orchestra, Melbourne Municipal Band, Brass Choir, Burnished Brass, and Swing Time Band.  Alan also plays Euphonium at the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles as he has done for over 35 years.

  He resides in Palm Bay, Florida with his wife Nancy and daughter Kelly.

bulletFinale from Symencius Symphony
bulletMencius is known as the Chinese philosopher of music.  The Symphony written by Alan S. Moss is built on non traditional Quartal harmony, (much like the ancient Chinese music built on the interval of the fourth rather than the "Western" tradition of using the interval of the third).  The title is a combination of the word Symphony and Mencius.  The 3rd movement (Finale) opens with a French Horn solo followed with the opening theme by the low strings.  You will enjoy the piece from the opening French Horn statement through the Flute and Trumpet duet, the organ style recapitulation and the furioso at the end.

 

 

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11/09/2002