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For the Glory

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Ryan Meeboer

Ryan Meeboer


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
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
Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


Errata

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Program Notes

This engaging composition is intended to depict the passion and loyalty to one’s nation felt when joining the military. Reflecting the numerous emotions experienced as a soldier goes off to serve, the piece begins with a fiery, tension-filled full ensemble section using strong chords in rhythmic unison. A melodic section by the clarinets creates a sense of forward movement and introduces the bold main melody. A soft, light contrasting section with legato melodic lines over staccato accompaniment moves to a busier full ensemble section.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commissioned by the Holton District School Board for the Holton Band Extravaganza, 2017.

- Program Note from score


“For the glory of my country” describes the passion and loyalty to one’s nation when a woman or man joins the military. This piece is composed to reflect many feelings and emotions as a soldier goes off to serve his or her country. The piece alternates between 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures and is great for teaching young bands how to alternate between meters.

- Program Note from Summit High School Wind Symphony concert program, 21 December 2017


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