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Conversations

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Chandler Wilson

Chandler Wilson


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $84.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In the American Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "If there's something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action..."

Chandler Wilson's Conversations is based on the idea of conversations that are needed for society to progressively move forward, most profoundly in the areas of racial issues and equality. The music eloquently expresses the importance of considering and respecting the points of view of others. This musical work is truly thought-provoking.

- Program Note from publisher


Dedicated to the Benjamin E. Mays High School Wind Symphony, GMEA Conference. This work incorporates the hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Georgia: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Georgia State University (Atlanta) Wind Orchestra (Chester B. Phillips, conductor) - 28 April 2021
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Wind Ensemble (Michael Griffith, conductor) - 13 April 2021
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphony Band (Dontay L. Douglas, conductor) - 11 April 2021


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Chandler Wilson website Accessed 5 April 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 514-515.
  • Perusal score
  • Wilson, C. (2018). Conversations: For Concert Band [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.