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Grand Central Station

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Michael Torke

Michael Torke


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $120.00   |  Score Only - $9.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Grand Central Station was commissioned by the Goldman Memorial Band, New York City.

As I wrote this piece, I thought of the tremendous energy of arrivals and departures, the swirling shapes and patterns of people with optimistic expectations. Newly renovated, Grand Central Station has that wonderful mix of the classically old, along with its shiny, new, welcoming appearance. Like the Goldman Band itself, who commissioned this piece, it has decades of rich New York history, but it is very much alive today.

- Program Note by Michael Torke


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 2 October 2019
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul Popiel, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Joseph P. Scott, conductor)- 17 November 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


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