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Ring, Flourish, Blaze!

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Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo I-II-III
Piccolo Trumpets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

RING: circle, crown, brotherhood, sisterhood, alliance, chime, peal, echo, reverberate, resound...

FLOURISH: grow vigorously, prosper, thrive, blossom, develop, embellish, decorate, fanfare, ornament...

BLAZE: brightness, flame, dazzle, sparkle, shimmer, flash, mark out of a path, to be the first to do, invent, or study something, pioneer, spread news, blow, shine...

RING, FLOURISH, BLAZE! Has a duration of about 100 seconds and contains about 1500 notes!

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by Dr. Bernard Dobroski, Dean of the School of Music, Northwestern University, for the school's sesquicentennial, and premiered by Northwestern University.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Tx.) Meadows Wind Ensemble (Jack Delaney, conductor) - 23 September 2022
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Brass & Percussion Ensembles – 3 December 2021
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 21 October 2000 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • August Read Thomas website Accessed 23 September 2022
  • Thomas, A. (2000). Ring, Flourish, Blaze!: A Fanfare [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.