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Revelstoke Triptych

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Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Crusis Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Indivdual Movements - $75.00


1. Columbia Fanfare – 3:00
2. Sunset on Mount Begbie – 5:15
3. On Mackenzie Slope – 4:00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments

Part 2

  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 3

  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 5

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Percussion I-II-III

  • Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This three-movement work for adaptable ensemble pays homage to the composer's formative years living in Revelstoke, British Columbia. It was here that he began his journey towards becoming a fully-fledged musician, and without the experiences he had during his time living there, he may not have even chosen to go into music at all. This work, keeping with the flavor of his musical experiences there, is written to be fully playable with smaller ensembles.

I. - Columbia Fanfare. Running through the west side of the town is the Columbia River, which provides both for a stunning panorama against the mountainous backdrop, and power for the region through the dam that is located a few miles upriver from the townsite. Columbia Fanfare was written to capture the beauty of the river valley in a high-energy concert opener.

II. - Sunset on Mount Begbie. Easily visible across the river from the townsite is a mountain with three peaks and a large glacier named Mount Begbie. Whether you are going to Revelstoke for the first time or have lived there your entire life, the hues that are created from the light reflects off of the triple peaks and glacier are unlike anything else you’ll find in the valley, and dare I say in the whole of the Rocky Mountains. This was the first movement completed, and was written as a gift to the band director at Revelstoke Secondary School.

III. - On Mackenzie Slope. During the winter, the resort is home to North America's greatest vertical at well over a mile, drawing skiers from around the world to come experience the terrain. On Mackenzie Slope depicts everything someone may experience while rushing down the mountainside, from breathtaking views to rather sketchy terrain, all wrapped up in a high-energy closing movement.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

This work for adaptable ensemble is meant to work for groups as small as 9 players, with 14 being the ideal minimum number to allow all preferred instruments to be covered and allow for multiple players on each wind part.


State Ratings

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