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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson


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Subtitle: Homage to Howard Hanson


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Night Song, resolutely melodic and romantic, was written in homage to Howard Hanson, with whom the composer studied during the years he attended the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Hanson's genius was to create an environment where students couldn't wait to write something for the next class. He was a mentor and a source of inspiration.

This piece is not meant to sound like Dr. Hanson's music, although it does feature two devices that are characteristic of his style. These are technically known as a 9-8 suspension and superimposed triads; e.g., G Major over C Major.

The commissioning of Night Song was made possible, in part, through a grand from the Easthill Foundation of Clarence, New York, Senator Mary Lou Rath, and the New York State Education Department.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (Joseph Scheivert, conductor; Tim Gray, euphonium) – 26 March 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Dennis Glocke, conductor; Ian Adams, euphonium) – 27 April 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Nelson, R. (1998). Night Song : (Homage Howard Hanson) : For Solo Euphonium and Wind Ensemble [score]. Ludwig Music Pub.: Cleveland, Ohio.