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Last Silent Noël

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Jeanie Murrow

Jeanie Murrow (arr. David Lovrien)


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

My mother, Mary Helen Novak, died three days before Christmas in 2016; it was unexpected. My father Daniel Novak, died a year later on December 26, the day after Christmas. In this piece, the opening motif is Mom calling to Dad from Heaven, to come join her; throughout the piece she continues to prod him with that starting motif. Her Christmas song is Silent Night. He answers her with The First Noel, indicating that he would like just one more Christmas with loved ones. Finally, they both sleep in heavenly peace.

- Program Note by composer


In memory of my parents, who loved Christmas.

- program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 16 December 2019
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) – 3 December 2019 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Jeannie Murrow, personal correspondence, December 2019
  • Perusal score