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Flourish

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr


General Info

Year: 1996 / 2000
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
F French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani (4)
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Flourish was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Junior and Senior Music Camps and the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Bands, Kevin Collins, director, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Summer Music Camps. It was premiered on August 3, 1996, with the composer conducting.

There is a two-fold reason for titling the work Flourish. First, the composition is indeed a "flourish" in the musical sense -- "an ornate musical passage; fanfare" is how most dictionaries define this particular meaning of the term. The second reason to use this title reflects the emphasis on environmental studies on the UW-Green Bay Campus. If something "flourishes", it "grows vigorously, succeeds, thrives, prospers". It seemed appropriate for me to use this alternate definition to dictate how the material of the composition would be generated.

The work "flourishes", if you will, from the opening interval of a minor third, stated with the pitches G and Bb (for Green Bay). As the music proceeds, elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony develop according to a natural sense of growth and evolution.

- Program Note by Timothy Mahr


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Nebraska Kearney Festival Band (Brian Albers, conductor) – 27 January 2020
  • The Ohio State University Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) - 18 December 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


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