Concord Symphony, A
Charles Ives (trans. Merlin Patterson)
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Year: 1920 / 2010
Duration: c. 48:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Merlin Patterson
Cost: Score and Parts – Contact Merlin Patterson.
1. "Emerson" (after Ralph Waldo Emerson)
2. "Hawthorne" (after Nathaniel Hawthorne)
3. "The Alcotts" (after Bronson Alcott and Louisa May Alcott)
4. "Thoreau" (after Henry David Thoreau)
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Merlin Patterson’s wind transcription of Charles Ives’ Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord,” re-titled A Concord Symphony received its premier the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, conductor on November 22, 2010
- Program Note adapted from publisher
The Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60 (commonly known as the Concord Sonata) is a piano sonata by Charles Ives. It is one of the composer's best-known and most highly regarded pieces.
The sonata's four movements represent figures associated with transcendentalism. In the introduction to his Essays Before a Sonata, Ives said the work was his "impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Massachusetts, of over a half century ago. This is undertaken in impressionistic pictures of Emerson and Thoreau, a sketch of the Alcotts, and a scherzo supposed to reflect a lighter quality which is often found in the fantastic side of Hawthorne."
- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia
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- University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Jerry Junkin, conductor)] – 22 November 2010 *Premiere Performance*
Works for Winds by this Composer
- The Alcotts (tr. Elkus) (1920/1947)
- The Alcotts (tr. Thurston) (1920/1972)
- Charlie Rutlage (tr. Sinclair)
- A Christmas Carol (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- The Circus Band (tr. Elkus)
- A Concord Symphony (tr. Patterson) (1920/2010)
- "Country Band" March (tr. Sinclair) (1903/1974)
- Decoration Day (tr. Elkus)
- Fantasia on "Jerusalem the Golden" (1888)
- Finale from "Symphony No. 2" (tr. Elkus) (1907/1974)
- Four Eccentric Songs (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- Fugue in C (arr. Sinclair) (1900/1992)
- Here's to Good Ol' Yale: See: March 6: Here's to Good Ol' Yale
- In the Mornin' (arr. Singleton) (1929)
- Lento Maestoso and Finale from "Symphony No. 2" (tr. Elkus) (1907/1974/2001)
- March 6: Here's to Good Ol' Yale (tr. Elkus) (1897/2003)
- March Intercollegiate (ed. Brion) (1892(?)/1973)
- Memories, Very Pleasant and and Rather Sad (arr. Elkus) (1922/2011?)
- Old Fashioned Hymns (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- Old Home Days (arr. Elkus) (1954)
- Omega Lambda Chi (ed. Brion) (1896/1974)
- Overture and March "1776" (tr. Sinclair) (1904/1910)
- Postlude in F (tr. Singleton) (1890-92/1991)
- Ragtime Dance No. 4 (trans. Sinclair) (?/1990)
- Runaway Horse on Main Street (1908)
- A Son of a Gambolier (arr. Elkus) (1892/1962)
- Symphony No. 2. See: Lento Maestoso and Finale from "Symphony No. 2" and Finale from "Symphony No. 2"
- They are There! (arr. Sinclair)
- The Unanswered Question (1908/1935/1989)
- Variations on "America" (orch. Schuman, tr. Rhoads) (1891/1968)
- Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden" (tr. Brion) (1900/1974)
- Piano Sonata No. 2 (Ives). Wikipedia. Accessed 26 August 2022