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Deborah's Triumph-Jael's Revenge

From Wind Repertory Project
David Holsinger

David Holsinger


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Claves, metal
  • Claves, wooden
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hammer on wood plank
  • Marimba
  • Metal-on-Metal
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A thrilling concert work of intense drama and excitement. The quiet opening is serene and peaceful, yet it has a lingering hint of the upcoming battle that soon will take place. Rapidly moving woodwind lines introduce the change in mood while long flowing melodic lines rise up, building in anticipation and suspense. Soon the musical battle is in full swing, with fast-moving woodwind lines competing with punctuating brass and percussion figures that collide for the huge finale.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Northeast V Missouri District Band and dedicated to all of the high school band students of Missouri, this composition is inspired by two Biblical heroines, Deborah and Jael, in conflict with the giant Sisera. In this Old Testament story, Sisera, commanding an army of iron chariots, invades Deborah's land but is defeated because Deborah led Sisera to pursue her across a flooded marshland where his chariots were trapped. In the second part of the story, Sisera escapes and is first sheltered by a nomadic woman named Jael. But Jael is driven to kill him in revenge and is recognized as a national heroine by Deborah and her general Barak.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • [davidrholsinger.com David Holsinger website] Accessed 2 September 2019
  • Holsinger, D. [2016]. Deborah's Triumph, Jael's Revenge [score]. TRN Music: [Alto, N.M.].
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/3 (October, 2017), p. 74.