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Arctic Fire

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Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley


This work is the third movement of Buckley's Symphony No. 1, Portraits of the North.


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The cinematic approach to the music of Arctic Fire portrays many different images of the North - the crimson sunlight glinting off the icebergs, the radiance of the northern lights, the blaze of the red twig dogwood, the scarlet red sunsets, and the fiery spirit of the people who live there. The piece opens and closes with a series of dramatic musical snapshots. In between, the music evolves and transforms through a wide range of stylistic textures and moods.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the West Vancouver (B.C.) Youth Band -- Douglas Macauley, Director, to commemorate the band's 80th anniversary.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


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