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Clouds

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Anne McGinty

Anne McGinty


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Queenwood Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet or Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Clouds is an original composition based on the imagery of different cloud forms. The first section depicts cirrus clouds, the white delicate clouds usually found at high altitudes, and is played by the upper winds. Thunderclouds begin at measure 23 and accents and tone clusters are used to symbolize the increasing electricity associated with thunder and lightning producing clouds. This section provides an opportunity for the percussion to creatively simulate a thunderstorm for approximately 8-10 seconds. Eventually, the sun comes out and the sky has the rounded cumulus clouds that gracefully float away.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • California: D
  • New York: I


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