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Kenley Kristofferson

Kenley Kristofferson

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Subtitle: The Thread of Life

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:08
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III

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Program Notes

This gorgeous work chronicles the emotional connection of all of us as if we were threads in a great tapestry. In light of this, the composer creates a colorful palette, with lyrical melodies and many moving inner voices that combine to create a striking work. A welcome contribution to the repertoire.

- Program Note by publisher

The title of this work is Latin for “The Thread of Life,” and the composer’s objective is to convey the emotional connection of all living things. Composer Kristofferson has notes that “we are part of the many and there are few things more beautiful than that. The tapestry of being is made by the threads of life.” Although the piece presents no technical problems or range difficulties, it could demand a high level of musicality. The music relies on very sensitive and lyrical phrasing with a touch of rubato for expressive nuances. Primary challenges will be in legato phrasing and intonation. The piece starts in D major and has a center section in D minor before returning to D major.

- Program Note based on review from The Instrumentalist, April 2014, p. 39.

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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