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Andromeda

From Wind Repertory Project
David Shaffer

David Shaffer


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Fans of David Shaffer will welcome this sparkling work. The opening bell-tones by the brass and brilliant woodwind figures create an electric atmosphere to introduce the work. A broad and majestic middle section makes an appealing contrast before closing with a high-energy dash to the finish.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Hopewell Junior School 8th Grade Band and the Mazzella family, Lakota Local School District, West Chester, Ohio, for the 2010 OMEA Professional Development Conference, January 29, 2010, Julie Fuqua and Joe Tignor, directors.

- Program Note from score


Andromeda (M31) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years from Eath, named for a princess in Greek mythology. This composition is intended to paint a music picture of the iconic astronomical entity.

- Program Note from San Luis Obispo County Band concert program, 29 April 2018


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV


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