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From Glory to Glory

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Walczyk

Kevin Walczyk


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keveli Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $155.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV (III and IV double flugelhorn)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Darbuka
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

From Glory to Glory was commissioned by the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference to honor and celebrate the life of Heather Reu, daughter of Molly and Ray Cramer.

The entire work's melodic and harmonic constructs are derived from pitch structures based on words and folksongs relating specifically to Heather's life. The work is in seven sections with the primary tonality of each section spelling out the word "Heather." The first, third, and fifth sections of the work utilize motifs and harmonies based on her complete name - Heather Ellen Cramer Reu, while the second and fourth sections feature two folksongs indigenous to the countries from which Heather adopted her four children. The Vietnamese folksong, Oh, My Beloved! Stay With Me! is featured throughout the second section of the work and the Chinese folksong White Birds is featured in the fourth section of the work. In the sixth section of the work, these two folksongs, representing Heather's children, are united with the musical motifs that spell Heather's name; thus, musically uniting Heather and her children. The seventh section serves as the work's coda and, similar to the entire composition, reflects the energy, commitment, dedication, love, passion and spirit that Heather lived her life. This work is dedicated to all those who have been blessed by Heather's life.

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same imagefrom glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord" - II Corinthians 3:18

Keveli Music donates all proceeds generated from the sales of From Glory to Glory to non-profit organizations that Heather supported.

- Program Note by composer.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Scott S. Hanna, conductor) - 5 December 2014
  • Sutherland Wind Band Festival Orchestra (Ray Cramer, conductor) - 23 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Cobb Wind Symphony (Marietta, Ga.) (Ray Cramer, conductor) – 15 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic) *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Popiel, Paul W. "From Glory to Glory." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 707-714. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.