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Into the Blue (Nishimura)

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Cait Nishimura

Cait Nishimura


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cait Nishimura
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Into the Blue is an uplifting, exciting, short piece for concert band that was inspired by the experience of flying above the clouds and into the clear, cloudless, blue sky. Repeated ostinatos represent a constant energy and forward motion, while memorable melodic fragments depict the feeling of soaring through the sky toward a new destination.

This work was commissioned by the Ingersoll District C.I. Grade 9 Band, under the direction of Margot Northcott, in the spring of 2018. The key signature and melodic content of the first theme (letter A) were based on the musical spelling of the school's mascot, "Ace".

- Program Note by publisher


Awards

  • Women's Band Composition Contest, 2019, winner


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio) Symphonic Band (Andrew Buckley, conductor) – 9 November 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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