Falcon of Egypt, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante


General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 06:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $142.00   |   Score Only - $28.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


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None discovered thus far..


Program Notes

The Falcon of Egypt is a bold, romantic and heroic work that takes the listener on a musical journey through the eyes of an Egyptian falcon. The composition does not use traditional western harmony. I utilized the Phrygian mode to capture the essence of Egypt.

The piece consists of three main themes. The opening melody introduces us to the Falcon, flying through Egypt. Robust brass lines accompanied by energetic woodwind ostinati. The second section captures the beauty of this creature by creating lush chords, lyrical themes and countermelodies. The final statement is strong, flowing and lyrical, accompanied by brass rhythms and percussive elements. The piece concludes with a slower, grandiose version of the main thematic statement.

-Program Note by composer


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