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Day Dreams

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Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Movements

1. Sunrise - An Infinite Expectation – 3:05
2. Morning - All Intelligence Awake – 3:50
3. Afternoon - Hopes Shot Upward, Ever So Bright – 3:25
4. Sunset - Having Lived the Life Imagined – 7:05


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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 I-II
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • China Cymbals
  • Conga
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This work was commissioned in honor of the 75th birthday of the wonderful conductor Frank Battisti. It is based entirely on the musical pitches extracted from his name (FFrAAnk BABAttisti), forming the musical motive F A B A.

In order to recognize the arc of his life and career, Day Dreams traces a metaphorical day. The movement titles all come from Thoreau's Walden, a place very close to where Frank spent a good part of his life. The work begins with a dramatic sunrise. The second movement represents morning (or youth), and juxtaposes two extremely contrasting and seemingly irreconcilable types of material, typical of that stage of life. The third movement explores the afternoon (adulthood), a period of sophisticated balancing of life's many forces. The final movement is a sunset, with each individual player saying goodbye...

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Brian Messier, conductor) – 10 May 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) – 10 February 2016


Works for Winds by This Composer

A complete list of Dana Wilson's compositions may be found here:


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