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Serenade for Winds and Percussion

From Wind Repertory Project
David Gillingham

David Gillingham


Subtitle: Songs of the Night


General Info

Year: 1990 / 2000
Duration: c. 18:20
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C Alan / McClaren Productions
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


Movements

1. Journey into Darkness – 4:40
2. Apparitions – 3:00
3. Romance – 3:40
4. Nocturnal Life-Forces – 2:40
5. Journey into Daylight – 3:55


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Cricket
  • Crotales
  • Log Drums
  • Marimba, Bass
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom (6)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Serenade for Winds and Percussion seeks to faithfully recreate the spirit of the classical serenade of Mozart's time. Since wind instruments could project better than strings, these serenades were often used for outdoor performances. Though it is not intended that the Serenade for Winds and Percussion be performed outdoors, the theme of the work deals with outdoor associations of the night.

The work is cast in five movements. The first, Journey Into Darkness, leads the listener into the exotic and mysterious aura of the night. Following the first movement is Apparitions, which is a haunting scherzo-like depiction of the multitude of shadows cast on moonlit nights. The third movement, entitled Romance, is quiet and simple. One should picture a young man serenading his lover on a warm, starlit summer evening. In the fourth movement, Nocturnal Life-Forces, there transpires a march of all the living creatures that adorn the darkness of night. Finally, Journey Into Daylight brings the listener out of the darkness and into the reality of the new day with dramatic fanfare.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Gillingham, D. (2000). Serenade for Winds and Percussion : Songs of the Night [score]. C. Alan Publications: [Greensboro, N.C.].