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Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales)

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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Crotales
  • Cymbals (crash, small and large suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales) for band was commissioned by James Keene, director of bands at the University of Illinois, for performance at an MENC Convention on April 8, 1994.

Epiphanies is a festive piece of extreme dynamic range. It is a series of fanfare-like proclamations announced by brass, woodwinds and percussion which move from dissonance to consonance. It is intended to celebrate a secular, rather than religious, occasion.

The main theme, ten notes in length, is cast in an octatonic scale. Motives from this theme tie each proclamation and contrasting chorale-like statement together. The theme is transformed into diatonic form in the final chorale-like proclamation.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


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State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Nelson, R. (1994). Epiphanies: (Fanfares and Chorales): For Symphonic Band [score]. Ludwig Music: Cleveland, Ohio.