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Longthorpe Tower

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Todd Stalter

Todd Stalter


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00; (digital) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Built during the Medieval period, Longthorpe Tower was the castle of the Thorpe family, who over the course of three generations rose from peasants to knights. The castle contains some of the best preserved and most complete wall paintings in Northern Europe.

This interest composition represents the music of this time in English history. The majestic opening section begins with a brief percussion passage that introduces a noble melody initially stated by alto saxophones and trumpets. Other instruments are added as the piece moves to a faster section that begins with a soft percussion break featuring a solo opportunity for bells. Soon a dignified melody appears in the clarinets and alto saxophones. A percussion crescendo then introduces a forte section with bold melodic material and syncopated accompaniment that drives the piece to a powerful conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 74.7 (March 2020): 52-53. Print
  • Perusal score