Altitude 5280

composed by Emmy Winning Composer Charles Denler

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Altitude 5280 was composed by Charles Denler. Titled by Denver's signature altitude, exactly one mile above sea level, this new work is designed to be rhythmically driving, uplifting, and reflective of the cultural fusions of our city. Emmy award winning composer, Charles Denler, used the number 5-2-8-0 as the framework for intervals of the melody. The main melody, first stated by the trumpets, goes up a fifth(5), down a second(2), up an octave(8), then repeats the same note(0). These intervals, found in every piece of music, are arranged and performed in such a distinct way as to say, "The Denver Brass."

"Altitude 5280" was made possible by:

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Denver County Cultural Council, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District