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From Whence They Came

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Leslie Gilreath

Leslie Gilreath


Subtitle: In Memoriam 1619


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum, concert
  • Bells
  • Caxixi
  • Chains
  • Chimes
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Djembe
  • Hand Drums (2)
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Shekere
  • Slapstick, large
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

From Whence They Came is an impression of the totality of the West African migration experience and subsequent influence, establishment and celebration of Gullah culture. Rather than attempt to build a historical timeline, it paints a picture that is more of the sum of the experiences along the way to the rich Gullah heritage resulting from the slave trade into Charleston, S.C. From soulful aching to musical celebration and an eventual integration of experiences, the piece is a moving documentary on the experience that was and is Charleston Gullah.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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