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At Dawn They Slept

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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook


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Subtitle: (December 7, 1941)


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This musical remembrance pays tribute to fallen heroes of that fateful day at Pearl Harbor that launched our country into World War II. Opening with a peaceful, flowing woodwind melody, the day is heralded in by a lone bugler. Ominous undertones, powerful scoring, dissonant themes and bombastic percussion capture musically the chaos that followed. It's a powerful musical statement the concludes ultimately on an optimistic note that looks to a brighter future.

This work was premiered at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in April 2002.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


Performances

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  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Erin Meissner, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Grey Richardson, conductor) – 22 April 2018
  • University of Illinois, Springfield, Band (Abigail Walsh, conductor) – 18 November 2016
  • Whitney High School Symphonic Band – December 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Bocook J. (2002). At Dawn They Slept: (December 7, 1941) [score]. MusicWorks: Milwaukee, Wisc.