|For someone like Franco Cesarini, who was born and raised in a land where every horizon is dominated by the majestic Alps, mountains are in one’s heart and soul every moment of life. The true spirit of mountains is described in the words of Alan Hovhaness: “Mountains are symbolic meeting places between the material and the spiritual world.” It is a sentiment with which the composer fully agrees, which also helps explain the titles of succeeding episodes of the composition. These episodes alternate moments of reality, of matter, and with those of the ethereal, the spirit. Mountain Majesty is the fascinating final movement from the epic work Poema Alpestre, published separately in this edition for concert band. Breath a breath of fresh mountain air into your concert with this emotive work.