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Bob Baker

Bob Baker (re-imagined by Robert Buckley)


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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00; (digital) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

From a song shared by this Squamish Nation artist and performer comes a unique work that allows young players to experience the music of one of North America's First Nation peoples. Flowing smoothly from a beautiful pentatonic melody, the moving music grows into a work that is both reverent and exciting, with a sophisticated sound.

- Program Note by publisher


Eagle Song began as a conversation with Squamish Nation Cultural Advisor and performer Bob Baker, who generously agreed to share a piece of his aural tradition — a song that he received many years ago. It took time for him to shape Eagle Song into the song it has become today, and now he has granted permission for Robert Buckley to expand it into a work for concert band. The result is a remarkably beautiful piece that honors Squamish Nation tradition and allows us all to share a small part of this rich culture. Our hope in commissioning this work is that it will foster a deeper love, respect and understanding for the people and culture of the Squamish Nation (and all First Nations) through shared music. We’re grateful to Bob Baker, the members of Eskekxw Ta S’pakwus (The Eagle Song Drummers and Dancers) and Robert Buckley for coming together to create this piece for the WVYB Symphonic Band and for you, who now share in its journey.

- Program Note by Douglas Macaulay, Principal Conductor, The WVYB Symphonic Band


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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