"Pacific" is built in three main sections. Each of the main sections has a signature theme....The themes are placed throughout to suggest a journey from the Midwest to the Pacific: the geographical changes as well as the personal reflections that accompany travel. The epigraph, from historian Frederick Jackson Turner, is a question regarding the fale of American democratic values after the closing of the frontier, a question that we have yet to answer.
Gullickson, Luke, "Piano Concerto "Pacific"" (2005). Compositions. 20.