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Whatsoever Things

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Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse


The title of this work is properly written in lower case with ellipsis: whatsoever things...


General Info

Year: 1997 / 1998
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |   Score Only - $17.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (optional English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in B-flat) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Whatsoever Things was commissioned by the Reveli Foundation for the 1997 Honor Band of America as the inaugural commission of the Paynter Project. It is dedicated to the memory of John P. Paynter (1928-1996). The title of the composition is taken from the motto of Northwestern University, where Mr. Paynter served as Director of Bands from 1953 to 1996.

The Northwestern University Motto

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things. (Philippians, 4:8)

These are words that John Paynter lived by, taught by, and made music by. I believe Mr. Paynter continues to think on these things. I honestly say I thought on those things while creating this work.

With a duration of approximately fourteen minutes, this Grade 5, single-movement work contains three major sections: a slow, mournful opening; a life-affirming middle section marked Allegro energico; and a reverential third section which concludes with poignant serenity. The common thematic thread in all three sections is the (varied) employment of the Northwestern University Alma Mater Hymn, the famous St. Anthony Chorale quoted by Franz Joseph Haydn in one of his wind divertimenti.

John Paynter had a unique ability to provide virtually all facets of our beloved profession with visionary leadership, steeped in the traditions of personal, educational, and artistic integrity. If there were more personal role models such as John Paynter, I am quite certain we would live in a world and work in a profession having greater truth, honesty and justice. If we had more musical role models such as John Paynter, I am equally certain we would live in a world and work in a profession having greater purity and loveliness...indeed more worthy of good report, great virtue, and high praise. We must always think on these things.

- Program Note by Mark Camphouse


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Minnesota: - Category I
  • New York: VI
  • Texas: V


Performances

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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric Bush, conductor) – 8 April 2019
  • Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minn.) Wind Symphony (Miles Wurster, conductor) – 17 February 2019
  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) - 19 April 2018
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 9 February 2018
  • Orange County Wind Symphony (Anaheim, Calif.) (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All-College Band (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 3 March 2017
  • Orange County (Anaheim, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) - 8 February 2015
  • Illinois State University Symphonic Winds (Stephen K. Steele, conductor) - 18 April 2010
  • Florida International University Wind Ensemble (Dr.Catherine Rand, conductor) - 10 October 2009


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Camphouse, M. (1998). whatsoever things... : For Symphonic Band [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.
  • Mark Camphouse website