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Rise

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Adam Schoenberg

Adam Schoenberg


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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 9:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schoenberg Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Beginnings - 3:00
2. Farewell Song - 6:50


Instrumentation

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

  • Egg Shaker
  • Kick Drum
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Rise is a two-movement work commissioned by the California Wind Band Consortium. I wanted to create a new piece that could be presented in three distinct ways: Both movements played back-to-back; standalone movements (Beginnings can be a concert opener or encore, and Farewell Song can be placed anywhere in a program); or having the movements bookend an entire program (i.e., the concert begins with Beginnings and closes with Farewell Song.)

Beginnings is designed to function as a long gradual crescendo. It begins with a rhythmic ostinato that becomes the driving force for the entire movement. As it progresses, the orchestration and overall intensity grows, ultimately creating an uplifting and optimistic ending.

Farewell Song is based on the final movement of my violin concerto, Orchard in Fog. This movement is meant to have a timeless feel, simultaneously serving as an atmospheric and pastoral-landscape type of sonic experience, while also being imagined as a goodbye song to a loved one.

A special thank you to John Burdett and Rickey Badua, who were not only instrumental in making the commission happen, but also provided me with invaluable guidance in creating a piece that would work for both high school and collegiate ensembles.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Andy Collinsworth, conductor) – 10 May 2019
  • Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (John Burdett, conductor) – 24 March 2019
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Wind Ensemble (Rickey Badua, conductor) – 13 March 2019 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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