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Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman


General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score - $12.25


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (5-6 players), including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Field Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended and crash)
  • Triangle
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Xylophone (4 mallets)
  • Chimes


Errata

  • 1st & 2nd Flutes. m. 179, beat 4–6: B-flat-A-G should read A-G-F [May be copied from the previous measure]
  • Piccolo. m. 132, beat 2: add duration dot to half note
  • Piccolo. m. 200, 202, beat 7: E-flat should read F [May be copied from measure 204]
  • 3rd B-flat Clarinet. m. 141-143, beat 5: add duration dot to quarter rest


Program Notes

Concord is based on three traditional tunes from old New England, The White Cockade, William Billings' America, and "Yankee Doodle.

The White Cockade is a fife and drum marching tune widely known during the days of the American Revolution. It had also played a part in the British military tradition.

America was written by William Billings (1746-1800), an ardent patriot, amateur musician, and tanner by trade. He attempted to create a new kind of hymn for the New England church, which resulted in an outpouring of hymn tunes such as America, which reflects the independent spirit of the young nation at its birth.

Yankee Doodle is a folk song most widely associated with the Revolutionary War. Its origins are obscure and have been subject to a great variety of improbable theories. It had spread throughout the colonies by the mid-eighteenth century, and was very popular as a tune for jigs and country dances.

- Program Note by Clare Grundman


This work was commissioned by and dedicated to "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Washington, D.C. It was premiered by that organization at a concert in Washington, D.C., July 15, 1987. It was also performed at the Third International Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 1987.


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV


Performances

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  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Adam Freidrich, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Symphonic Band (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) – 18 November 2019
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Mark A. Doerffel, conductor) - 5 May 2019
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 2 March 2019
  • Dalton/Whitfield Community Band (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) (George “Smitty” Barnett, conductor) – 12 November 2018
  • Racine (Wisc.) Concert Band (Mark Eichner, conductor) – 16 October 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Timothy Ellison, conductor) – 28 September 2017
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Scott C. Tobias, conductor) – 11 April 2017
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Randall O. Coleman, conductor) – 12 April 2017
  • United States Marine Band (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 20 January 2017 (Presidential inauguration)
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 7 July 2016
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Richardson, conductor) – 26 April 2016
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 10 February 2015
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Symphonic Band (Troy Jones, Conductor) - April 2010
  • Texas Tech University Concert Band - November 25, 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)


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