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Mosaics

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Timothy Kramer

Timothy Kramer


General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass 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
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large and small
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Timbales, high
  • Tom-Tom, small
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Mosaics was commissioned in 1999 by the board of directors of the Midwest Clinic, with a request for a work which would be challenging, but still playable, by performers at the high school level. The composer’s initial ideas were to design a piece in which simple figures would build larger, more complex musical objects. As a result, this work is based on a small four-note figure which forms harmonic, melodic and motivic patterns throughout the piece. These small blocks of material, made from relatively simple rhythms, are used to create larger gestures and motion. In many cases, the patterns are broken between pairs of instruments, registers or choirs within the ensemble.

On a formal level, the work presents itself as a fantasy with five interior sections surrounded by an introduction and a coda. Each section takes on a different mood and texture, displaying various perspectives of the mosaic ”tiles” from which the work is constructed.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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  • State University of New York Potsdam Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 10 October 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) – 10 March 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (Kevin M. Geraldi, conductor) – 1 October 2017


Works for Winds by This Composer


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