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Chant

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant


This work is one element within the larger work Paean.


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steven Bryant
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone

Piano
Harp

Errata

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Program Notes

Commissioned by Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Thomas Caneva, Director of Bands; John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, Scott Casagrande, Director of Bands; Lockport Township High School, Lockport, IL, Brian Covey, Director of Bands; Coastal Communities Concert Band, San Diego, CA, Robert C. Fleming, Conductor; Members of the Caneva Family. World premiere took place on February 19 2012, at Ball State University.

Commissioned in memory of Ernest and Donald Caneva by their family and friends, Paean pays tribute to these men and their years of accomplishments as bandleaders. As preparation for the work, I discussed their personalities with Tom Caneva and Scott Casagrande: according to Scott, "Don was aggressive and headstrong, brash and caring. Ernie was suave, funny, loyal and a traditionalist." In addition, Tom revealed that Ernie, a lover of Italian opera, had made a transcription of Verdi's Triumphal March during his career. Using this as a starting point, I began to explore and develop the melody from Verdi's fanfare, morphing it across the whole-tone scale until it takes on a wild, hyper-energetic, slightly unpredictable character. This fanfare, Triumph, forms the second of two works in this set (I prefer to think of them as a set of independent pieces, rather than movements - either can stand alone in performance).

My approach to the first work in the set, Chant, developed from a visit to Francis McBeth, my mentor and first composition teacher, in fall, 2011. With his blessing, I decided to build a piece around his early work, Chant and Jubilo. In an unexpected coincidence, I discovered his work turned 50 years old in December, 2011, the exact same month I completed Paean. Unfortunately, McBeth ("Dr. Mac" to his students), passed away in January, 2012, before I had a chance to share this music with him. This music celebrates and is dedicated to the mentors and teachers who have shaped and inspired us.

-Program Note by composer


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