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Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (divisi)
Tuba (divisi)
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Jingle Stick
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Taiko Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This is a programmatic work depicting Genghis Khan and his army on the move. The opening theme, "Warlord," represents Genghis Khan which is followed by the "Horseback" theme (comprised of an A and B section). These three musical representations are used throughout the piece creating a musical "campaign" complete with a serene village scene just before its decimation. Most of the work is at a brisk tempo combined with energetic rhythms and driving percussion which continuously propel the music urgently forward. Extreme dynamic contrasts throughout the piece contribute to the emotional turbulence. Genghis Khan and his army ended the lives of thousands of people and his "Warlord" theme, with great force, ends this work.

Genghis Khan (1165-1227) (more properly known as Chinggis Khan) was one of history’s most brutal, charismatic and successful warlords. He was a strategic genius. With his highly disciplined and effective army, Khan conquered more territory than any other conqueror, creating an empire that continued to expand even after his death, becoming the largest contiguous empire in history. Though many of his campaigns were in conquest of territory and riches, just as many were often a matter of retaliation.

His non-military feats included the introduction of a writing system which is still used in Inner Mongolia today (Uighur script), an empire and society that stressed religious tolerance, and the Mongol nation which would not exist today if not for his campaigns.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class A


Performances

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  • North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) Concert Winds (Lawrence Van Oyen, conductor) - 23 April 2022
  • Traverse City West (Mich.) Senior High Wind Ensemble (Chad Mielens, conductor) - 9 December 2021
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor) - 18 November 2021
  • Millersville (Penn.) University Concert Band (Christy Banks, conductor) - 17 October 2021
  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Wind Ensemble (David Bennett, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Cliff Croomes, conductor) – 10 March 2020
  • Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Symphonic Winds (Steven Riley, conductor) - 27 February 2020
  • Mineola (Tx.) High School Band (Chris Brannan, conductor) - 14 February 2020 (2020 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Marykatheryne E. Kuhne, conductor) – 20 November 2019
  • Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.) Symphonic Band (Steven Zugelder, conductor) – 20 November 2019
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 20 October 2019
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Avian Bear, conductor) – 2 May 2019
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 28 April 2019
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 19 April 2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • University of South Dakota (Vermillion) Symphonic Band (John LaCognata, conductor) – 16 April 2019 (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • North Lamar High School (Paris, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Randy Jones, conductor) - 15 February 2019 (2019 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Concert Band (Adam Gumble, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip Ostrander, conductor) - 12 October 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Tuesday/Thursday Night Band - 18 April 2018


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