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Amen (Rudin)

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Rolf Rudin

Rolf Rudin


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This work bears the designation Opus 80


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edition Flor
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass I-II
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Amen, Op. 80, was written in 2011 for a concert celebrating the composer's fiftieth birthday. The concert, performed by the BläsphilharmonieRhein-Main, was conducted by Rudin and featured his music exclusively.

As he was preparing for this concert, Rudin began reflecting on his fiftieth birthday and nearly thirty-five year as a composer. He felt a deep sense of satisfaction and comfort with his life as an artist. The word "amen" translated to the German phrase "So sei es" or "so be it," which is the positive conclusion the composer experienced as he reflected upon his life at that time.

Amen, Op. 80, is a musical manifestation of the thoughts and feelings Rudin had at the time it as composed. The piece is filled with long musical lines, colorful harmonic progressions, and a warm full orchestration. While the form is relatively simple, it includes what Rudin refers to as "a little surprise" toward the end.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Cornett, Patricia. "Amen, Op. 80." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 323-332. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Rolf Rudin website Accessed 20 July 2018