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Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers

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General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 19:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score & Parts - Rental


1. Air Mosaic
2. the evidence of things not seen
3. A Dance in Time


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Antiphonal Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Double Bass
Piano (4 hands)
Percussion (6 players)

(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Evidence of Things Not Seen, the second movement of Rogers’ three-movement Air Mosaic, was commissioned for the 50th Anniversary of the College Band Directors Association and was premiered at its national convention, along with the first movement, in February of 1991. The movement utilizes three settings of the Southern hymn Prospect (from the same period as Amazing Grace). In the opening section, the percussion instruments intone bell-like effects in their accompaniment of a sonorous woodwind presentation of the principal thematic material set in an unconventional metric scheme. As the movement progresses, the brass instruments ultimately capture the melody, leading to a pastoral full ensemble presentation. The composition concludes with a quiet return of the opening bell tones.

- Program Note from the University of Washington Wind Ensemble concert program, 27 May 2010

Commercial Discography

  • Audio CD: Lawrence University Wind Ensemble (Robert Levy, conductor)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor)– 4 October 2016
  • Ithaca College Wind Ensemble (Steven Peterson, conductor) - 1 March 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer