2020: Patrick Reynolds, Milestone Book Selection
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Year of Recognition
Promotion to the rank of Professor, Department of Music
West Side Story (complete score), by Leonard Bernstein
Reynolds, Patrick, "2020: Patrick Reynolds, Milestone Book Selection" (2020). Milestone Recognition Program. 41.
Why the honoree chose the book
Leonard Bernstein was a gifted composer, conductor and teacher who was a mentor and inspiration to so many of us who came of age as musicians during his lifetime. Bernstein’s West Side Story is a timeless work with Shakespearean roots and a contemporary relevance that remains powerful today. If you know this work but have never opened the score, I challenge you to do so. Discover its secrets.