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Rising Dragons

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano/Synthesizer/Harp Patch
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Buk or Taiko Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Jings (large and small Korean gongs)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Korean Navy Symphonic Band under the direction of Lt. Commander Joon Hyung Park, Rising Dragons pays tribute to the legacy of Yi Sun Shin and his impact on naval operations throughout the world. Beginning with a commanding fanfare, the authoritative statement gives way to the lone flute representing the solitude and reflection that any great leader must endure. The mechanized sounds of the turtle ships are brought to musical life through melody that rises and falls like the sea. The sea battle is depicted with opposing forces of percussion giving way to a final victorious fanfare. A line from a poem written by Yi Sun Shin inspires the title: "I call to the sea, and the dragons are moved."

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Republic of Korea Navy Symphonic Band, Lieutenant Commander Joon Hyung Park, conductor; and dedicated to Admiral Yi Sun Shin, a naval hero whose life and poetry inspired this work.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: V


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