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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


Full Score
Solo Oboe
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
Percussion I-II, including:

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


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]


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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