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Elixir

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Michael Markowski

Michael Markowski


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Markowski Creative
Cost: Score and Parts - $145.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Basses
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Surdo
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Suspended trash cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

So many of us spend our entire lives working tirelessly at what we love to do, striving to become experts in our field, passionately in search of something to be remembered for, something we can change the world with, something that gives us purpose. It’s a bold idea — the thought that a small part of us might, in some way, live forever — but it seems that the bold idea itself has had an inexhaustible life of its own. Across the span of history, folklore has given mankind a way to find this meaning, be it through a quest for the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or even the legendary sword Excalibur.

The mythology behind Elixir is a brother to these legends, probably most associated with Elixir Vitae, or as it’s better known, the Elixir of Life — a special potion with magical properties said to extend a person’s life indefinitely, allowing him or her to become immortal, to be forever young. By drinking the potion, man is enabled to overcome his inherent limitations and achieve the greatness that he has always longed for.

Elixir is dedicated to Scott Coulson, a man who has passionately devoted his life to others through music. Above all, the piece is a musical “toast -- a “cheers” to a continued journey and to a long, healthy life not only to Mr. Coulson, but also to the students at Poteet High School, whose amazing journeys are just beginning.

- Program note by Michael Markowski


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