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Climbing Parnassus

From Wind Repertory Project
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OK Feel Good Music
Cost: Parts (Rental) - $250   |   Score Only (Purchase) - $24.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Alto Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Piccolo Trumpet
Bb Trumpet I-II
Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Contrabass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Crotale (bowed)
  • Handbells (2)
  • Marimba (bowed)
  • Vibraphone (bowed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In Aeschulus, Creon speaks of "the double peaks of snow-clad Parnassus"—the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi, and the mountain most sacred to Apollo. As the home of The Muses, Parnassus is the spiritual source of music, poetry, and art. Centuries ago, when Greek and Latin were an integral part of a Western education, the phrase "Climbing Parnassus" meant the pursuit of a career as a poet, writer, composer, or artist. Dreamlike and spacious, Climbing Parnassus presents an imagined chorale fragment, ascending and transforming through an expanse of sound.

- Program Note by Jonathan Newman


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Indiana University Wind Ensemble, Bloomington IN (Stephen Pratt, conductor) - Apr 23 2009
  • Nagoya Wind Symphony, Aichi Arts Theatre Concert Hall, Nagoya, Japan (Mamoru NAKATA, conductor) - May 05 2008
  • Heartful Winds, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan (Toshiya IWATA, conductor) - Apr 20 2008


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