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Evening Music

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Jayce Ogren

Jayce Ogren

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $35.00


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

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Darbuka
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Solo Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Evening Music for soprano and wind ensemble was composed in February and March of 2000 for the St. Olaf College Valhalla Band, James Miller and Jayce Ogren, conductors. It was premiered on May 15, 2000, at St. Olaf College's Boe Memorial Chapel with Jennifer Horak, soprano and the composer conducting.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) has been widely considered the greatest German poet of the early 20th century. Abend (Evening) is from The Book of Pictures (1902), a collection of short poems rich in imagery and with dark, almost mystical undertones. Evening Music is a setting of Stephen Mitchell's English translation of the poem.

The sky puts on the darkening blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees:
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven, one that falls;
and leave you, not at home in either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion
of what becomes a star each night, and rises;
and leave you (inexpressively to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasureable,
it is alternately stone in you and star

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Converse University (Spartanburg, S.C.) Wind Ensemble (Arthur Haecker, conductor; Allyss Haecker, soprano) - 5 May 2022
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Symphony (James Patrick Miller, conductor; Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano) - 16 March 2019
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Symphony (James Patrick Miller, conductor; Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano) - 10 March 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Martin H. Seggelke, conductor; Allyss Haecker, soprano) - 20 November 2014
  • University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble (James Patrick Miller, conductor; Allyss Haecker, soprano) - 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.