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Ash (flex)

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Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)

Jennifer Jolley (arr. Patrick Dunnigan)


General Info

Year: 2018 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jennifer Jolley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Timpani
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


Dedicated to the Fresno Pacific University Symphonic Band, Erik Leung, Director.

- Program Note from score


Performance Notes

This version of Ash is playable with as few as five players, one per part. When assigning parts, trive to achieve a balance across the ensemble for proper musical effect.

(Further extended program notes appear in the score.)


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Shenandoah University (Winchester, Va.) Concert Band (Keith Taylor, director) - 29 April 2021
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Wind Ensemble (Michael Griffith, conductor) - 13 April 2021
  • University of Colorado Boulder Campus Band (Zach Cheever, conductor) - 14 April 2021
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 13 April 2021
  • Abilene (Tx.) Christian University Wind Ensemble (Steven Ward, conductor) - 9 April 2021
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band 1 (Joel Davidson, conductor) - 24 February 2021
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Livingston Band (Anthony C. Marinello, conductor) - 24 February 2021


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