Eleanor Aversa

Victory at Arnot

Year: 2016

Duration (in minutes): 40 min.

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument sextet, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, young audiences

Instruments: flute, narrator/speaker, piano, violin

Publisher: Gold Mosaic Publishing

Description: The true story of how a ragtag band of farmers, miners, and dishpan-wielding women, led by a 60-something immigrant named Mary “Mother” Jones, won out over a greedy corporation. The story happened in Arnot, PA, in 1899 and also features union president William Wilson, who later became America's first Secretary of Labor. Text is by Eleanor Aversa and and Kristen Wall including speeches by Mother Jones.
Available for these instrumentations:
flute, violin, piano
flute, clarinet, piano, perc, violin, cello
clarinet, violin, cello

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