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James Swearingen

James Swearingen


Subtitle: A Journey to the Summit


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $78.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cymbals (crash, ride and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Mark Tree
  • Marimba
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Heroic themes abound as noted composer James Swearingen weaves a tapestry of musical styles to depict the emotional story of John Harlin. At the age of nine, John lost his father when he tragically fell 4000 ft. to his death while attempting to climb the mountain known as Eiger (pronounced eye-ger). The Eiger North Face is considered to be the most treacherous climb in all of Europe. Yet, forty years later John, with a burning desire to reconnect with his father, began the perilous journey of climbing the mountain with the nearly impossible goal of reaching the summit. Brilliantly scored, simply stunning and beautifully breathtaking!

Eiger (A Journey to the Summit) was commissioned by the Parkway Local Schools Music Boosters (Rockford, Ohio) and dedicated to all music students on the occasion of the opening of the new Parkway K-12 Educational Complex.

- Program Note from publishers


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: IV


Performances

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  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Charles Thai, conductor) – 17 March 2019


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