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God's Country

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Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II doubling English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

God’s Country, by Rossano Galante, is a majestic work that takes performers and listeners on a thrilling journey to picturesque landscapes — from beautiful mountain ranges to breath-taking waterfalls. Conveying a proud, uplifting spirit throughout, this composition features bold and powerful fanfares, soaring melodic lines, brisk woodwind flourishes, attractive textures, and lush, emotion-filled harmonies.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


From the most statuesque mountain ranges to our grandest waterfalls, this composition musically depicts the picturesque landscapes that have existed since the beginning of time. Soaring melodic lines, epic brass fanfares, and emotionally charged harmonies will take your performers on an unforgettable journey through God's Country.

Premiered by and dedicated to the Central Winds, Syracuse, N.Y., Andrew Perry, director

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Milaca (Minn.) High School Symphonic Band (Andrew Nelson, conductor) – 7 March 2020
  • State University of New York Oswego Wind Ensemble (Trevor Jorgensen, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • Yolo Community Band (Woodland, Calif.) (Bobby Rogers, conductor) - 1 June 2019
  • El Camino College (Torrence, Calif.) Concert Band (Dane Teter, conductor) – 18 May 2019
  • California All-State High School Symphonic Band (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 17 February 2019 (2019 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Nashville (Tenn.) Youth Wind Ensemble (Greg Snyder, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor)- 15 April 2018
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 8 March 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 73/4 (November 2018), p. 36.