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Sons of the Midnight Sun

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Timo Forsström

Timo Forsström


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Blosari Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €114.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


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
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
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

Sons of the Midnight Sun was composed for The Band of The Finnish Defense Forces. It was premiered in 2012, in a concert at the world’s second largest military music festival, the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland. The composition was inspired by the legendary Viking society ... an ancient Nordic summer, as the young men prepare to go to the battle under the midnight sun. The main theme imitates an old Viking song that the men are singing together. Thus, they promote their courage, fellowship, and faith in their cause before the battle.

- Program Note from University of Northern Iowa Wind Ensemble concert program, 24 April 2017


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