Medieval Memory, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Ryan Nowlin

Ryan Nowlin

Subtitle: Song of the Scop

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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 I-II
Electric Bass
Piano (rehearsal)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In Old English, a scop (pronounced "shop") was a storyteller. Composer Ryan Nowlin weaves a rich tapestry evoking images of medieval life; gallant knights, elegant ladies, and revered kings.

- Program Note from publisher

A Medieval Memory: Song of the Scop is inspired by and dedicated to the composer’s brother, Dr. Steele Nowlin, scholar of medieval literature, English professor. In Old English, the word scop means shaper and it describes someone who was a singer, a poet, a story-maker -- a creator, a scop took the materials of composition -- and wove them together like strands of fabric in a tapestry, thus “shaping” a new creative work. A scop had great power because he or she could shape others’ reality through song and story, establishing for us, the audience, the terms for how we remember what was and dream about what is yet to come.

- Program Note for the Sichuan Conservatory Wind Band concert program, 23 December 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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