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James Curnow

James Curnow


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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Movement

1. Saghalie
2. Loowit
3. Tanmahawis


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Mallet Percussion I-II< br /> Percussion I-II

(Percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Oregon Symphonic Band in Portland, Bridge of the Gods is a dramatic three-movement symphonic poem presenting the colorful legend told by the Native American Klickitatst about the origins of the volcanic mountains of the Cascade range and legendary bridge. The first movement (“Saghalie”) pays tribute to the powerful chief of all gods and is based on a majestic fanfare theme. The second movement captures the beauty of the maiden “Loowit,” with haunting flute and English horn solos accompanied by soft chanting voices. The final movement, “Tanmahawis,” utilizes stark clusters, jagged melodic fragments, and rhythmic percussive energy as it depicts the destruction of the mighty bridge

- Program note by publisher


Media

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • United States Navy Band (Michael Burch-Pesses, conductor) - February 2013 West Coast Tour


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