Purple Mountain Heather
Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts
Purple Mountain Heather - Michael J. Miller
In the late summer months, the Scottish countryside is covered by the heather flower. Purple in color, it makes the otherwise harsh landscape a place of tranquil beauty. In this adaptation of the Scottish folk song Wild Mountain Thyme, composer Michael J. Miller’s Purple Mountain Heather captures the serenity of the Scottish moors in full bloom. Flowing melodies phrased with expressive shaping are passed throughout the ensemble, creating heartfelt drama for all to enjoy!
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 1.14 in|
About Michael J. Miller
Michael J. Miller is a composer, conductor, and educator. He holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Syracuse University. Most recently, Michael served as the Director of Bands at Joe E. Newsome High School in Lithia, FL where in 2017, the band program received the Florida Bandmasters Association’s Otto Kraushaar award for straight superior ratings from every judge at marching band, jazz, district and state concert band music performance assessments. Under his direction Newsome’s Wolfpack Marching Band was named the 2015 Bands of America Regional Grand Champions in Newark, DE, and performed in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NY. He serves as a music and drill designer for high school and college marching bands across the United States. His music was performed during halftime at Superbowl XLVIII, as well as numerous B.C.S. Bowl games. He was a conducting drum major and trumpeter for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, played mellophone for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, served as a member of the educational staff for the 2009 Blue Stars, and currently for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. He currently resides in Newnan, GA and is happily married to his wife and best friend, Vivian.