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Earth Song

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Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Orignal Medium: Unaccompanied voice
Publisher: Manhattan Beach
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00  |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

With sweeping melodic lines and intense dynamic contrast, Frank Ticheli captures the gamut of emotion with this beautiful transcription for band. Originally composed for unaccompanied voices with his own text as inspiration and sampled works such as Sanctuary, Earth Song unites the power of words and images with melody, harmony, and dynamics to blend this work into a tonal analogue of emotive life. The following is an excerpt from Ticheli’s original text:

But music and singing have been my refuge,
And music and singing shall be my light.
A light of song, shining strong.
Through darkness and pain and strife, I’ll sing, I'll be . . . Live . . .See.

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Faubion Middle School Band for its performance at the 2012 Midwest Clinic.

- Program note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Ticheli, F. (2012). Earth Song: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.