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Spheres, The

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Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo (arr. Ed Powell)


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra and choir
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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
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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Piatti
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This evocative work has been adapted for wind band from the composer's mass entitled Sunrise for choir and string orchestra. Built around a five-note theme is a fade in-fade out effect that gives a real sense of floating in space. A stunning work that provides a new and unique voice in band literature.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: V


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (unconducted) – 24 February 2019
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Symphony Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 5 February 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Symphonic Band (Isaiah Odajima, conductor) – 20 April 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Power Band (Ray Velasquez, conductor) – 27 March 2018
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Edwin Powell, conductor) – 14 March 2012 (CBDNA 2012 Western/Northwestern Division Conference, Reno, Nev.)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Edwin Powell, conductor) - October 2010 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Ubi Caritas (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Kotovsky) (2007/2016/2020)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Gjeilo, O. (2012). The Spheres [score]. Walton Music: Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Ola Gjeio website Accessed 28 March 2018