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Ethos

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Larry Clark

Larry Clark


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe (opt. Flute II)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

“Ethos,” a Greek word meaning character, is often used to describe the ideals and beliefs that define a nation, community, or idea. In Greek culture the word was also used when referring to the power of music, specifically its ability to influence emotions, behaviors, and morals. Built on the Lydian mode, this expertly scored, Copland-esque sounding composition intends to describe the ethos of American culture while inspiring young musicians to strive for high achievement.

A soft, expressive introduction in time leads to a faster, more rhythmic main section that features an inspiring melody stated initially by the flutes. This motif then serves as the basis for the remainder of the piece. A brief, majestic Tempo I passage leads to a driving final section that brings the piece to an exciting conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • New Music Reviews. The Instrumentalist 70(2), September 2015, p. 42