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Anthony Suter

Anthony Suter


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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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.


Awards

  • College Band Directors National Association Young Band Composition Competition, 2005.


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: I
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • 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.