||Recollections for Horn Octet
Commissioned in 2007 by Michael Ozment in memory of his father, Dwight Wesley Ozment, “Recollections” is meant to reflect the memories of growing up as can be seen through the movement titles: “Antics”, “Relics”, “Gratitude”, and “Jubilee”. “Relics” refers to the father’s hobby of collecting Civil War relics by cleverly weaving 15 popular period melodies together. This is a major work for 8 horns lasting over
19 minutes, though each movement could be performed alone, with “Gratitude” already becoming quite popular. In very legible manuscript.