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Ash

From Wind Repertory Project
Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)

Jennifer Jolley


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


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
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I never saw snowfall as a child growing up in Southern California; it was more a phenomenon that I saw in cartoons or read in children’s books.

I did, however, witness my first ash-fall when I was in elementary school. I looked up into the clouded sky and saw specks of ash falling from it. Excited but puzzled, I looked to my elementary school teacher during recess and held out my hand. “Oh, that’s ash from the wildfires,” she said. At that time, I couldn’t comprehend how an enormous forest fire could create a small flurry of ash-flakes.

Now I have the ominous understanding that something so magical and beautiful comes from something so powerful and destructive.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor) – 22 November 2019
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Connor Thompson, conductor) - 19 November 2019
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Stephen D. Davis, conductor) – 3 November 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 29 April 2019
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Steven M. Knight, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 12 February 2019
  • Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University Symphonic Band (Erik Kar Jun, conductor) - 17 November 2018 (Seattle, Wash.) *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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