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Sunchaser

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Carol Brittin Chambers

Carol Brittin Chambers


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe (optional Flute II)
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano (optional Vibraphone)
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The term “sunchaser” or “chase the sun” can have various meanings, depending on the context. For example, in aviation, if a pilot heading west flies fast enough so that the sun does not move on the horizon, he is a sunchaser. The term can also mean chasing after something that’s rather unattainable, or it can refer to someone who is quite idealistic or inspirational.

I chose this title for a couple of reasons. First, I simply love the sun and the energy it provides me and all of nature. On a deeper level, I like to think more in terms of following dreams and trying to reach lofty goals. Even though some of these goals may seem out of reach at times, the journey definitely makes us stronger and is often the best part! The opening few measures are meant to portray the dawn of a new day, which quickly turns into a spirited adventure full of energy and life.

- Program Note by composer


The contemplative opening measures set the mood, depicting the dawn of a new day. As time passes and the day progresses, the music picks up momentum, quickly launching into a spirited adventure full of energy and life. This beautiful work is rife with musical imagery, highlighting the strengths of the younger band.

- Program Note by publisher


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