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Brandon Dicks

Brandon Dicks

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophon I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-
Trombone I-II
Mallet Percussion I-II
Snare Drum
Bass Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Echoing Flares takes inspiration from NASA's time-lapsed video SDO: Year 5. The video showcases how our massive sun changes over a year's time. Instead of the enormous size, the video focuses on the solar flares that emerge out of it. These flares expand, explode, ooze, shimmer and spiral out of the sun.

These expressive gestures establish the main material for the composition. Rhythmic values are stretched throughout the piece to get the sense of expansion. Explosions come from many percussive impacts that strike in unexpected places. The oozing is shown from many trombone glissandos and sliding elements throughout the work. Many different mutes in the brass, such as the Harmon mute, and colorful percussion instruments, such as bowed crotales, show the shimmering through the ensemble. The woodwinds perform fast circling passages resulting in a spiraling effect. All of these elements react to each other to create an overwhelming colorful image of the sun with a wind ensemble.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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  • Rhode Island Recording Ensemble (South Kingstom, RI) – 23 June 2019

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