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Chorale and Blaspheme

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Brett Abigaña

Brett Abigaña


General Info

Year: 2009 / 2015
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: World Projects
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Movements

1. Chorale – 3:30
2. Blaspheme – 5:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II doubling English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Celeste
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Flexatones (2)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Chorale and Blaspheme was written during the summer of 2008 as a commission for the United States Naval Academy Band, LCDR Brian O. Walden, conductor.

The first movement consists of a chorale in which three-note melodic fragments are passed between a solo horn and saxophone before being developed by the entire ensemble. The second movement is an exploration of a violent and explosive motive that attempts to expand the conventionally accepted ranges and capabilities associated with the wind ensemble.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • United States Naval Academy Band (Brian O. Walden, conductor) – 26 February 2009 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Abigaña, B. (2015). Chorale and Blaspheme: For Wind Band [score]. World Projects: [Benicia, Calif.].
  • Brett Abigaña website – Accessed 31 August 2022