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Month of the Cold Moon

From Wind Repertory Project
Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score - $11.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended (2))
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Inspired by the tragic story of "The Trail of Tears," this work depicts the long journey made by the Cherokees when they were forced to leave their land and journey a thousand miles on foot. From shock to outrage, the opening section paints a vivid picture of chaos, depicted by forceful bass pedal points and powerful chords throughout the group. Unison ensemble hits announce the beginning of the journey. As the music builds, the unison hits continue to interject so as not to be forgotten. The middle section captures immense sadness and desperation through the use of delicate textures and lush harmonies. Previous themes all come together as the final section seeks to bring closure to this tragic event in American history.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site


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