Written for Jason Noble and the Columbia University Wind Ensemble

Streets of the City

program note

The streets of any major city are where all the action happens. I've been collaborating with Jason Noble on this new work for band, a celebration of diversity, and there's no better place for this piece to premiere than New York City! I've come to love the feeling of a condensed city with vibrant cultures on every block. I've always believed that diversity plays a critical role in the development of a thriving society and its culture, and I wanted to write a piece dedicated to the many different communities that make living life such a joyful experience.

-Caleb Hammer

-November 17, 2017

-Age 22