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Celtic Hymns and Dances

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Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen


General Info

Year: 1990 / 1995
Duration: c. 7:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |  Score Only - $12.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (5), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (2)
  • Tom Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Celtic Hymns and Dances was commissioned by and is dedicated to James Fudale and the Berea (Ohio) High School Symphonic Winds who premiered the work in March 1990. The one movement work draws its inspiration from medieval and Renaissance music. Although the melodies and themes are original creations, the modal harmony, the characteristically energetic rhythms, and the use of colorful wind orchestration calls to mind music of ancient times. Within the piece one finds pastoral ballads, heroic fanfares and joyful dances culminating in a lively sonorous finale.

-Program Note by Eric Ewazen


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Concert Band (Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor) – 19 March 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 19 February 2018
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 6 March 2016
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 16 November 2014
  • W.F. West Wind Ensemble (Adam Campagna, conductor) - 25 March 2014
  • West Liberty University Wind Ensemble (Matthew Inkster, conductor) - 28 April 2011
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) - 21 November 2010
  • Bridgewater College Symphonic Band (Timothy Weir, conductor) - 19 October 2009
  • Appalachian State University Concert Band (John Ross, conductor) - 7 December 2008
  • University of Rhode Island Concert Band (Brian Cardany, conductor) - 25 April 2008


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