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Evensong (Gryc)

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Stephen Gryc

Stephen Gryc


Subtitle: For Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephen Michael Gryc
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $150.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Trumpet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbals, high and medium
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by Philip Smith and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.

- Program Note from score


Evensong was commissioned by trumpeter Philip Smith and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, Eric Rombach-Kendall conductor. The work was started in August of 1999 and completed in January of 2000. The commissioning artists premiered the work on April 18, 2000, in Albuquerque. The piece is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Michael Gryc’s father-in-law, publisher Robert King, who died at the age of 85 after a lifetime of invaluable service to the worldwide community of brass players.

Evensong is the English name for the church service celebrated shortly before sunset, and it may also mean any song sung in the evening. The work employs two ancient “church modes”, dorian and mixolydian. The elegiac character of Evensong demonstrates the lyricism of which the trumpet is capable and, more particularly, the great artistry of Philip Smith.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

  • Audio CD: University of New Mexico Wind Symphony (Eric Rombach-Kendall,conductor; Joe Alessi, trombone). Summit Records, DCD 271, 2000


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Rouge River Winds (Scarborough, Ontario) (Pratik Gandhi, conductor; Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet) – 26 October 2019
  • Missouri State University (Springfield) Wind Ensemble (John Zastoupil, conductor; Grant Peters, trumpet) – 23 March 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southwestern Conference, Houston, Texas)
  • Missouri State University Wind Ensemble (John Zastoupil, conductor; Grant Peters, trumpet) – 7 March 2018
  • University of Toronto Wind Symphony (Jeff Reynolds, conductor; Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet) – 2 December 2016
  • Young Artists Wind Ensemble of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (H. Robert Reynolds, conductor; David Krauss, trumpet) – 31 July 2016
  • University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble (Jayme Taylor, conductor; James Ackley, trumpet) – 24 November 2013
  • California State University (Sacramento) Wind Ensemble (Robert Halseth, conductor; Gary Dilworth, trumpet) – 4 April 2012
  • Hartt Wind Ensemble (University of Hartford) (Glen Adsit, conductor; Philip Smith, trumpet) – 14 October 2012
  • United States Marine Band (Michelle Rakers, conductor; Michael Mergen, trumpet) – 18 February 2007
  • Butler University Wind Ensemble (Robert Grechesky, conductor; Kassie Eberle, trumpet) – 22 October 2006
  • Central Connecticut State University Wind Ensemble (Thomas Seddon, conductor; Daniel D'Addio, trumpet) – 7 March 2005
  • University of Louisville Wind Ensemble (Philip Smith, trumpet) – 13 October 2005
  • Rouge River Winds (Scarborough, Ontario) (Pratik Gandhi, conductor; Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet) – 26 October 2019
  • Missouri State University (Springfield) Wind Ensemble (John Zastoupil, conductor; Grant Peters, trumpet) – 23 March 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southwestern Conference, Houston, Texas)
  • Missouri State University Wind Ensemble (John Zastoupil, conductor; Grant Peters, trumpet) – 7 March 2018
  • University of Toronto Wind Symphony (Jeff Reynolds, conductor; Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet) – 2 December 2016
  • Young Artists Wind Ensemble of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (H. Robert Reynolds, conductor; David Krauss, trumpet) – 31 July 2016
  • University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble (Jayme Taylor, conductor; James Ackley, trumpet) – 24 November 2013
  • California State University (Sacramento) Wind Ensemble (Robert Halseth, conductor; Gary Dilworth, trumpet) – 4 April 2012
  • University of New Mexico Wind Symphony (Eric Rombach-Kendall, conductor; Philip Smith, trumpet) – 18 April 2000 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Gryc, S. (2000). Evensong : For Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble [score]. S. Gryc: [s.n.].