Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

To Build a Fire

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse


General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $100.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II (doubles Alto Flute)
Oboe I-II (doubles English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone (doubles Soprano Saxophone)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani (6)
Piano/Harp
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Crotales
  • Cymbal (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

  • Oboe, m.30: The dotted half note should be an A-flat trilling to an A-natural.
  • Bassoon I, m.210: The error is that the tie between mm. 209-210 changes octaves with the clef change. Prof. Camphouse would like the bassoon to read m. 209 as is & stay on E3 for beat one of m. 210, then go up to the higher E (E4) on beat two of 210.
  • Contrabassoon, m.185: The note should be a D-natural. This affects the next several measures due to the ties.


Program Notes

To Build a Fire was sketched, composed and orchestrated during an eight month period: June 1990 - January 1991. Commissioned by The United States Army Band and dedicated to Conductor Emeritus Colonel Eugene W. Allen, To Build a Fire is a freely composed 17 minute quasi-tone poem -- a general impression of the Jack London short story. Since first reading the story as a high school student, Camphouse always wanted to create a musical setting of this stark, powerful and enduring American literary classic. To Build a Fire was premiered at the Kennedy Center on March 4, 1991, by The United States Army Band under the direction of Colonel Bryan Shelbourne. To Build a Fire was selected as the winning composition of the 1991 Fifteenth Annual National Band Association Composition Contest.


Program Note by Mark Camphouse


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources