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Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue


This work is the third movement of Trentadue's "The Grand Ledge Triptych."


General Info

Year: 2020 / 2022
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M.O.T.I.F.
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $65.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score

Part 1

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • Violin I

Part 2

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Violin II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Violin III

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Viola

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Violoncello

Part 6

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass

Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drums (small and large) (large bass drum optional)
  • Bongos (2)
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes (optional)
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals (optional)
  • Crotales (optional)
  • Glockenspiel (optional)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba (optional)
  • Ocean Drum
  • Snare Drum (optional)
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine (optional)
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle (optional)
  • Vibraphone (optional)
  • Whip (optional)
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Grand Ledge, Michigan, offers several innovations that have changed the course of the town's history over time. In the 19th century, it was the second city in Michigan to have electricity. The Trestle Bridge was built to expand the local and economic potential of the community to neighboring cities. Dams were constructed to create more open hospitality for wandering travelers. Popular entertainment such as the Seven Islands Resort, the Opera House, and the Playhouse Theater would generate a significant amount of tourism. And the town for a time would become defined by one of its more well-known industries, clay and furniture manufacturing.

In the present day, Grand Ledge offers a wide and unique variety of entertainment through its annual festivals, fairs, and longstanding commitment to fine arts. Community-based activities occur annually, and quite often, to benefit the whole town. Students of the town's public schools define themselves on their integrity and determination to give their all. Many have gone on to become sports players, professional musicians, teachers, local and state government officials, scientists, journalists, and artists. Some have even gone on to become composers.

Comets Ablaze! is a fiery and joyful celebration of the historical innovations and community comprising the town of Grand Ledge. It is an acknowledgement of the town's past, present, and future. It is a youthful and spirited piece driven by its self-relentless determination to inspire. And it is a commemoration of the next generation of students (their school's mascot, the Comets) setting forth, innovating and changing the whole world one day at a time.

- Program Note by composer


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