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Jayce Ogren

Jayce Ogren


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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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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


Errata

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 by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • 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


References

None discovered thus far.