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For This Brave New Day

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Steve Danyew

Steve Danyew


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steve Danyew
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $169.99; (digital) - $169.99   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV
Oboe
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
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
Tuba I-II
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

For This Brave New Day was commissioned in 2020 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the South Shore Conservatory Summer Music Festival. Eric Laprade, director of the Summer Music Festival Wind Ensemble, led a consortium made up of ensembles and schools throughout the Boston area and the northeast.

As Eric and I discussed possible ideas for the piece, he described a typical day at the summer music festival: early in the morning the grounds are quiet. The sun is still rising, dew is glistening on the grass, and peaceful sounds of nature emerge. Students begin to arrive on campus, and soon music begins to fill the air. By the middle of the day, the festival grounds are alive with music as the day reaches a triumphant arrival. I was drawn to this concept and thought it would be fun to try to paint this scene through music. Naturally, the music starts very quietly and generally grows louder and more triumphant as the piece goes on.

- Program Note by composer


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