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Colors of a New Day

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Aaron Meacham

Aaron Meacham


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:17
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally written for piano, Colors of a New Day was a second round finalist in the state-wide "Project XL" arts competition in Indiana. The piece was also a finalist in the First Frank Ticheli Composition Contest in 2006. It was arranged for concert band in 2005 and first performed by the Madison Consolidated High School Concert Band in Madison, IN. Colors of a New Day was presented by Tim Holtan of the West Point Military Academy Band as part of the publication "Teaching Music Through Performance" at the 2008 Midwest Conference.

-Program Note from publisher


Colors of a New Day is full of lyrical passages that should set well within the ranges with which most middle school or high school instrumentalists are comfortable. The accompaniment provides both a delicate harmonic structure for the melody and complementary counter-melodic material. For an additional source of variation the piece utilizes contrasting “chamber” ensembles, as the piece is based on just one original melody.

- Program Note from University of Texas Symphony Band concert program, 17 October 2018


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Meacham, A. (2009). Colors of a New Day [score]. TRN Music: Alto, N.M.