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Roads to Home

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Elena Specht

Elena Specht


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Specht Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00; (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Roads to Home was composed in spring 2014 for the Vanderbilt University Wind Ensemble. In loose rondo form, it is essentially traveling music, with destination points of varying length and meaning. I sought to explore the anticipation of travel, the surprises of new places, and the discomfort of the unfamiliar. Beyond that, it asks a question: what makes a home? Or how might a place, newly discovered, become home? Roads to Home ponders this transformation and all that it encompasses.

Roads to Home was premiered in Ingram Hall by Vanderbilt’s Wind Ensemble under the direction of Thomas Verrier on November 19, 2014.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Jeff Spenner, conductor) - 11 April 2022 (Southern Connections Tour, 2022)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble) Thomas Verrier, conductor) - 19 November 2014 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources