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To This Heartbeat There is No End

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Harp
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

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Program Notes

Even though there is no way to truly understand what those folks living on the gulf coast went through during the catastrophe of hurricane Katrina, this piece is a tribute to all who continue to persevere in the aftermath. I am grateful to the Mississippi Bandmasters Association for their insight as I worked on the commission and I will always be thankful for their willingness to have me conduct the premier performance with the Mississippi All State Band during February of 2006.

I am especially grateful to Glen Buckalew, director of bands at Gulfport High School whose entire school and community was literally torn apart by the hurricane. He helped me to understand what his students and parents had to deal with after the storm passed. Glen was a tremendous help to me as I tried to find the correct emotions to display through the music. His students are fortunate to have such a wonderful mentor and role model.

the timpani part in this piece, although repetitive, is the most important part of the story. This is the "heartbeat" of the gulf coast community that would not die, no matter what tragedies came along. The piano, harp, cortales and bells motive (measure 19) is the representation of the cell phone that many held in their hands after the storm passed, waiting for the ring to let them know that another loved one had survived. The triad arpeggio, sounded first by the oboe (measure 5) represents the cry for help that so many heard as they searched for survivors after the storm.


Program Notes from Printed Score


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