Dancing at Stonehenge
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
(percussion detail needed)
None discovered thus far.
This piece attempts to invoke a festive tone, though without any overt musical/thematic references to the title. Musical ideas have been borrowed from a variety of resources; mostly audibly, I have taken cues from Brazilian music, American jazz, and Renaissance music. This pluralistic approach is, however, suggested by the title. Stonehenge, on which construction began around 2950 BCE, is thought to have been used throughout the ages for a myriad of purposes -- a burial site, an astronomical calendar, a site of early pantheistic worship, just to name a few. From this unclear diversity, it seems to me natural that an assemblage of varied musical materials could collide.
-Program Note by composer
This work was commissioned by the Pioneer High School Music Department, Royal Center, Ind., Craig Blume, director.
- College Band Directors National Association Young Band Composition Competition, 2005.
- Kansas: IV
- Louisiana: III
- Maryland: I
- Michigan: Senior High A
- North Carolina: V
- Texas: III. Complete
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Atlanta (Ga.) Youth Wind Symphony (Scott A. Stewart, conductor) - 7 October 2019
- Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 12 February 2019
- Clark College (Vancouver, B.C.) Concert Band (Richard Inouye, conductor) – 17 March 2018
- Greensboro (N.C.) Concert Band (Kiyoshi Carter, conductor) – 18 November 2017
- University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Justin O. Swaim, conductor) – 19 April 2016
- Kingsburg (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Mike Schofield, conductor) - 20 March 2015 (2015 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
- Dexter (Mich.) High School Symphonic Band (Kenneth Moore, conductor - 29 February, 2012
Works for Winds by this Composer
- As We Shine Over Waterless Seas
- Dance(fragments) (2002)
- Dancing at Stonehenge (2007)
- Sparking Angels (2010)
- Anthony Suter website
- Bianco, Christopher. "Dancing at Stonehenge." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 330-338. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
- Suter, A. (2007). Dancing at Stonehenge [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glaurus, Wisc.