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March of the Shadows

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Haley Woodrow

Haley Woodrow


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Haley Woodrow
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Line A

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Mallets

Line B

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Mallets

Line C

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Line D

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Line E

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Although the concert band owes its origins to the performance of marches, today, after over one hundred years of repertoire to study from, I found myself asking what exactly makes a march a march. Composers these days freely cross boundaries without apology, as they should -- after all, art and music must move forward. So, after reviewing typical characteristics of traditional marches, with their trios, break strains, lively snare and bass drum parts and many melodies, I decided to let myself write uninhibited by past formula, but with a clear homage to the genre of march.

March of the Shadows is my resulting creation for young band, whose title refers to the idea of following (as in my case, following the many composers of march who have come before me). Specifically, the work “borrows” the melody from Hale Vandercook’s Centaurus, used by permission of Hal Leonard. Finally, the title is also fitting as it refers to the overall dark, minor mood of the work.

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by the Young Band March Project, Matthew Hiller, Consortium Director.

- Program Note from score


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