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Blue Horizons

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Jeremy S. Martin

Jeremy S Martin


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fisher
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Double Bass
Harp (optional Synthesizer)
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Blue Horizons is a spirited tribute to the musical heritage of the United States Air Force. It was designed to mirror the style and spirit of Robert Jager’s landmark composition, Esprit de Corps, which paid tribute to the United States Marine Corps by using fragmented elements of The Marine’s Hymn. A former student of Robert Jager, Martin consulted with him during the creation of this composition and even included a brief quote from Esprit de Corps.

More than a mere arrangement of the original material, Blue Horizons is a woven tapestry of the Air Force's musical heritage. The main theme of the work is a modal variation of the U.S. Air Force Song (Off We Go) with a secondary theme based on the bridge of the U.S. Air Force Song (A Toast to the Host). Throughout the work, fragments of other songs appear: Lord, Guard and Guide (the Air Force Hymn), Air Force Blue, and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. With this selection, the Band of Mid-America celebrates the 80th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Song, written in 1939 by Army Air Corps pilot Robert Crawford. Tuneful and jaunty, this piece is suitable for patriotic programming, concerts, and festivals.

- Program note by the composer


Commercial Discography

  • Audio CD: Blue Horizons and Beyond, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America (Michael J. Willen, conductor) - 2019


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Montgomery County (Penn.) Concert Band (Charles H. Neidhardt, conductor) - 19 Jan 2020
  • United States Air Force Band of Mid-America (Michael J. Willen, conductor) - 8 April 2019 (Berrien Springs, Ind.)
  • Tennessee All-State Gold Concert Band (Joseph W. Hermann, conductor) - 20 January 2018 (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • United States Air Force Band of Mid-America (Jeremy S. Martin, conductor) - 7 October 2017 (Port Huron, Mich.)


Works for Winds by this Composer


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