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At Morning's First Light (flex)

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David Gillingham

David Gillingham


General Info

Year: 2003 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

At Morning’s First Light draws inspiration from hymns and poetry; Gillingham's compositions offer an alternative approach to performance through his synthesis of artistic mediums. For instance, within At Morning’s First Light, his emotive sense of poetry and nature imbue the music with a sensorial experience. The light-footed quickness of woodwinds expresses the ineffability of the morning, raw and full of promise.

Whether showing us the agony of war or the hopefulness of a new day, Gillingham is a master of expressionism. As Gillingham says, “I envision myself as a servant of humanity expressing a myriad of emotions, thoughts and feelings that cannot be expressed through words.” And, so it is with At Morning’s First Light.

- Program Note for 2003 edition by Jenica Marie Moore for the University of Georgia Hodgson Concert Band concert program, 15 February 2017


With skillful craftsmanship, David Gillingham offers you an opportunity to program a work that captures the serenity and beauty of daybreak. From the opening thin layers of sound, a broad, sweeping feel emerges, sprinkled with active lines depicting nature awakening. Developing bands will learn much from performing At Morning's First Light and will most certainly grow musically.

- Program Note by publisher


Performance Notes

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