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  Postcard (1993) FRANK TICHELI Originally titled Postcards from Meadville, this piece was commissioned by H. Robert Reynolds in memory of his mother, Ethel Virginia Curry, from Meadville. Much of the formal scheme in this piece is organized around the concept of symmetry and palindrome, as each of the children of Ethel Virginia Curry was given a palindromatic name (the H. in Reynolds’ name stands for Harrah). Thus, not unexpectedly, the composition ends much like it begins, with a bubbling woodwind line set in asymmetrical meter and accompanied by brass punctuations.
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