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This will be premiered at an in-the-park concert in a couple weeks.
"Excelsior" is a Latin term meaning "higher" or "onward" (it's also some kind of weird packing material, but I wasn't exactly going for that ). And, not coincidentally, Excelsior is the name of the city/park where this will first be presented.
The sequencing was done with Overture notation and the original thin and crispy version of GPO (v1.2) with the Ambience reverb. No EQ or any other effect was applied.
The form is roughly ABA with a couple of twists and a whole lot of modulations along the way.