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Acrostic Song

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David Del Tredici

David Del Tredici (trans. Mark Spede)


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Subtitle: From 'Final Alice'


General Info

Year: 1976 / 2006
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - £48.00   |   Score Only - £6.00


Instrumentation

Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxaphone
Bb Trumpet I-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)

Players singing


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This song comes from the orchestral work Final Alice. The original was premiered by soprano Barbara Hendricks and the Chicago Symphony in 1976. David Del Tredici has composed numerous pieces based on the Alice in Wonderland books by Lewis Carroll.

This moving piece is the lullaby-like concluding aria from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici's Final Alice, the fifth of six large works for soprano and orchestra based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books. This arrangement for band is designed to be playable by a wide variety of groups, and is appropriate for large or small ensembles. The gentle melody, heartrending harmonies, and artful instrumental voicing give this piece a truly timeless feel.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Indiana State University (Terre Haute) Wind Symphony (Nikk Pilato, conductor; Julia Powell, mezzo-soprano) – 23 April 2019
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Sooner Band (Brian Wolfe, conductor) – 18 April 2019
  • David Thompson Secondary School (Vancouver, B.C.) Senior Concert Band (David Lamb, conductor) – 30 January 2019
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Timothy Ellison, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (Tacoma, Wash.) (Scott Fry, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Michael Chu, conductor) – 26 February 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Longhorn Concert Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 21 February 2017
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Shawn Vondran, conductor) – 30 November 2016
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 8 November 2016
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphony Band (Darryl J. Bott, conductor) - 4 December 2015
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Dustin Palmer, conductor) – 30 October 2015
  • Northshore Concert Band (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 8 February 2015
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 14 April 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • David Del Tredici website
  • Spede, Mark. "Acrostic Song." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 289-293. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Tredici, D.; Carroll, L. (2006). Acrostic Song: From "Final Alice" [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.