Festival of Light!

From Wind Repertory Project
Stephen Melillo

Stephen Melillo


General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stormworld
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00; (digital) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
PAD Bass
Piano
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam (large)
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In 165 BC, the Holy Temple of Jerusalem was invaded by Syrian soldiers. A small group of defenders, led by the Maccabees, resisted the oppression. Despite overwhelming odds, the patriots freed Jerusalem. As a result of relentless raiding, there was only one day’s supply of consecrated oil with which to rekindle the Eternal Light, a symbol of God’s presence... but the oil burned for eight days and the Temple was rebuilt!

The story of Chanukuh is a “storm” story, with light’s eventual triumph, the exciting and wondrous conclusion. This work is written in celebration of Chanukuh, and is dedicated to the Jewish tradition and to all those who believe in miracles.

- Program Note from score


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