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Childhood Remembered, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Close your eyes and imagine a time of carefree days and magical star-filled nights. Sprightly melodic lines play tag with more lyrical, lush sonorities, taking audiences back to their own childhoods. This light composition captures youth and innocence through the eyes of a child.

- Program Note by publisher


A Childhood Remembered was inspired by my late partner Douglas Howard Vought, a very gentle, kind-hearted man who passed away from depression in 2010. About a year later I was playing the piano and this light, bubbly melody came to me. While writing the piece I thought about Douglas the entire time. It was a very emotional experience for me. Although the music evokes joy, energy, innocence, and hope, there is the slightest undercurrent of sadness. The one thing about Douglas was that he had a childlike spirit. He loved to eat dessert before dinner. He enjoyed amusement parks and funnel cakes. One summer he actually bought one of those plastic kiddie pools, filled it with water and would bask in the warm California sun. I believe all of us would like to re-live those joyous moments of our childhood, so close your eyes and let the music take you back to that simple time of life. Douglas passed away three years ago today, December 18th. I am unable to attend the performance but would love it if you would acknowledge him. He was an exceptionally kind, gentle, generous and loving human being.

- Program Note by composer for 2013 Midwest Clinic performance


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • W.D. Packard Band (Warren, Ohio) (Stephen L. Gage, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • El Camino College (Torrence, Calif.) Concert Band (Dane Teter, conductor) – 18 May 2019
  • Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Concert Band (Matt Thomas, conductor) – 13 October 2017
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 9 April 2017
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith, conductor) – 19 March 2017
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 19 March 2017
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 19 March 2017
  • Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) Wind Ensemble (Mark A. Doerffel, conductor) - 26 February 2017
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 11 December 2016
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Brook Humfeld, conductor) – 30 November 2016
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 1 November 2016
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 16 March 2016
  • Lockport Township (Ill.) High School Wind Symphony (Andrew Beckwith, conductor) - 18 December 2013 (2013 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

None discovered thus far.