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Perpetua

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Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Meechan Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Perpetua was written in between two other works that deal with dark subject matters, Close to the Sun (written for a friend whose brother's life was lost tragically early) and let this place (a work that bridges the Holocaust, the current rise in anti-Semitism, and the current lack of humanity in society), I wanted -- and personally needed -- Perpetua to be something that was joyful, hopeful, energetic, exciting, and fun. In that Close to the Sun and let this place were reflections of what I saw around me in my community, Perpetua is the world I want to live in.

In writing Perpetua I wanted to compose a piece of perpetual motion, that is challenging, exciting, and fun -- all brought together through a sense of joy.

Perpetua was commissioned by Foothills Concert Band (Calgary, AB, Canada) and their conductor, Anthony Reimer.

- Program Note by composer


Awards

  • American Bandmasters Association Sousa/Ostwald Prize, 2022, winner


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Michael Pote, conductor) - 2 March 2022 (87th Annual ABA National Convention)
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Tyler Strickland, conductor) - 19 February 2022
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Matthew O. Smith, conductor) - 5 October 2021
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Peter Meechan, conductor) – 24 October 2019
  • Winnepeg (Can.) Wind Ensemble (Jacqueline Dawson, conductor) – 19 May 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer

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