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Acadia

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Morton Gold

Morton Gold


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Subtitle: A Rhapsody for Piano & Wind Symphony


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 20:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Oboe
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Acadia was commissioned by the Sanford Performing Arts Center to commemorate the theater’s opening, as well as the acquisition of its Steinway Model D concert grand piano, said SPAC director Brett Williams.

The roots of the piece are in Acadia National Park, not far from where Gold was working as a music supervisor in the Ellsworth school system in the mid-1950s. It was his first foray into Maine, and he became friendly with Shirley Povich and his wife Helen, who owned a local variety store. When Morton and his fiancée Esther married, Helen Povich gifted them with a painting featuring Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

“I became inspired by that vision,” said Gold on Wednesday.

- Program Note from Journal Tribune [Biddleford, Maine]


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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