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Yosemite Sunrise

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Karen Kachelmeier Robertson

Karen Kachelmeier Robertson


Subtitle: Celebrating Yosemite National Park


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Print Music Source
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A beautifully descriptive wind band work inspired by the composer’s own experience of a new dawn while camping at Yosemite National Park in California, Yosemite Sunrise depicts the awakening of life as the sun rises above a breathtaking landscape. The opening is slow and calm, before dawn has arrived. A repeated string of notes from the marimba sounds the promise of a new day. Gradually, new instruments add life to the music, allowing the sun to enter in its full majesty. As the music becomes faster and louder, the sun is now in full ascent, and the magic of Yosemite achieves its full splendor. Exciting melodic passages for the winds, accompanied by a captivating percussion background, allow the listener to vividly picture the beauty that is Yosemite.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 11 May 2019


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