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January 17, 2008

Sorenson Chosen as Minnesota Sesquicentennial Song Composer

Dean Sorenson, Director of Jazz Studies, was recently commissioned by the Roseville Visitors Association to compose the Sesquicentennial song for Minnesota entitled, Shines for All To See. Its world premiere took place Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the first annual Roseville Winter Jazz Festival where the JazzMN Big Band, directed by Dr. Doug Snapp, performed the premiere. Singers Judy Donaghy and T. Mychael Rambo were the featured vocalists.

Click here to listen to Shines for All.

This piece has been scored for any instrumental ensemble: Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, String Orchestra, or any combination. The vocal part can be sung by a male or female soloist, or a full chorus. Full Score and parts in PDF format are available. For more information on performing this piece, please contact Dean Sorenson at soren048@umn.edu or 612-624-2334.