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Windows of the World

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Peter Graham

Peter Graham (transcribed by composer)


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General Info

Year: 2001 / 2002
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Fanfare Band
Publisher: Gramercy Publishing, distributed by De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – €201.70   |   Score Only (print) - €58.80


Movements

1. Amazonia
2. Rain Forest
3. The Rising Sun
4. Drums of Thunder
5. Celtic Dream
6. Earth Walk - 3:15


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Windows of the World, (wind version written for the Royal Norwegian Navy Band), provides solo opportunities for several principal players. Graham takes us first to Latin America, then to Japan, and onwards to sub-Saharan Africa. We get a gentle reprieve via a nostalgic hint of the British Isles before we land in the melting pot of all styles, the USA. In this final movement the driving swing section is abruptly stopped and a drum cadenza leads us back into the opening Latin music, with hints of the other styles as well. Described by Professor Ron Holz as "a global musical village", stylistic diversity is celebrated, and young musicians have fun while learning to master and embrace the performance practice requirements of each.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Klpac Symphonic Band (Kuala Lumpur, Malasia) (Cheryl Mah, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • University of Leeds (England) Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Mark Jump, conductor) – 24 November 2018
  • University of Leeds (England) Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Jacob Smith, conductor) – 19 May 2017
  • SBO Mühlviertel (Linz, Austria) (Harald Buchner, conductor) – 25 April 2008


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Graham, P. (2002). Windows of the World [score]. Gramercy Music: Cheshire, England.
  • Perusal score