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Eureka!

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David Shaffer

David Shaffer


Subtitle: The Great American Gold Rush


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Rainstick
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill, in Coloma, California. Using unique scoring techniques and multiple tambourines as “pans,” Eureka! is David Shaffer’s musical depiction of the first miners' attempts at panning gold from the American River and their perilous trip by horseback to San Francisco to stake their claim. Breathtaking musical excitement, simple but clever staging of the “panners” combined with the historical importance of that era, will make this composition a must for your concert repertoire.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by and dedicated to the Summit Middle School Band, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Susan Jehl, conductor.

- Program Note from score


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