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Jodie Blackshaw

Jodie Blackshaw


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wallabac Music through Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Team Yellow

  • Flute A
  • Flute B
  • Oboe

Team Red

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet A
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet B
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Team Orange

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone A
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone B

Team Purple

  • B-flat Trumpet A
  • B-flat Trumpet BBlue
  • F Horn

Team Blue

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Reed
  • Bass
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Timpani
Percussion

  • Claves
  • Conga, large
  • Floor Tom
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Plastic Cup, sturdy
  • Rainstick
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone

Pre-recorded sound waves from space


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by Derby Sixth Grade Center Bands to celebrate the success of the unique Derby Sixth Grade Center 1994-2015.

- Program Note by publisher


Earthlight is the dim illumination of the otherwise dark side of the moon by sunlight reflected from Earth's surface and clouds. It is also known as earthshine (see also planetshine) or the moon's ashen glow. Earthlight on a waxing crescent is called "the old Moon in the new Moon's arms", while that on a waning crescent is called "the new Moon in the old Moon's arms".

This phenomenon is most visible from Earth at night (or astronomical twilight) a few days before or after the day of new moon, when the lunar phase is a thin crescent. On these nights, the entire lunar disk is both directly and indirectly sunlit, and is thus unevenly bright enough to see. Earthlight on a waxing crescent moon is most clearly seen in the western sky after dusk, while that on a waning crescent moon in the eastern sky before dawn.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Performance Notes

Invite soloists to play around with tempo and dynamics and challenge the "echo" to match how they play their particular phrase. Quasi-improvisation with these expressive techniques is strongly encouraged. Once you reach measure 3, invited "echo" performers to rejoin the band as quietly as possible. Make sure you rehearse this before you first performance.

Colour wheel scores enable you to divide your band into teams. I encourage you to host one or two rehearsals where the students get to sit with their team in a small circle. Do the circles around each other. THEN have the students decide if they are playing WITH their team or someone else. This is a great exercise in listening and helps them hear outside of their section, thus developing ensemble blend and intonation.


Commercial Discography

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Media


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Performances

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  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Vickerman, conductor) - 19 March 2018


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