American Songkran, An

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Charoensri

Kevin Charoensri


General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kevin Charoensri
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

  • Full Score
  • C Piccolo
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe I-II
  • Bassoon I-II
  • Contra-Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass 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
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium (2 preferred)
  • Tuba I-II
  • Contra-Bass (optional)
  • Piano (or Celesta)
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-VI, including:
*Bass Drum
*Crash Cymbals
*Drum Set, including:
**Hi-Hat
**Ride Cymbal
**Snare Drum
**Kick Drum
**Toms (3)
**Crash Cymbal (optional)
*Glockenspiel
*Marimba
*Ride Cymbal
*Shakers
*Tam-tam
*Triangle
*Tubular Bells
*Vibraphone
*Wood Blocks (3)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Songkran refers to the jubilant celebration of the Thai New Year. The title translates to “An American Celebration”. Whenever I returned home to Thailand, I, along with many other Thai citizens and tourists, could not wait for this holiday.

Happiness filled the streets, from friendly water fights during the day, and stunning floating flower lanterns at night. It was one of my fondest memories of my childhood.

Growing up in both Thailand and America, I was deeply in love with Asian/Thai music, but equally in love with American-influenced jazz and wind band music. This is my celebration of the two cultures joining.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Joel Pagán, conductor) - 22 October 2023 *Premiere Performance*


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