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Gloria (Bass)

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Randol Alan Bass

Randol Alan Bass


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra and chorus
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, small and large
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle, small and large
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally composed for full orchestra and chorus, "Gloria" is a splendid transcription of one of the most critically acclaimed works written for the holiday season. The setting contains multi-metric, dance-like rhythmic sections contrasted with passages of singing, romantic lyricism.

- Program Note by publisher


This work was originally composed for full orchestra and chorus and included the entire Catholic liturgical text from the Gloria portion of the Ordinary of the Mass. The piece was premiered by the New York Pops Orchestra and the University Christian Church Chancel Choir of Fort Worth, TX, during December of 1990, under the capable baton of Skitch Henderson.

The setting contains multi-metric dance-like rhythmic sections contrasted with many passages of singing, romantic lyricism. While tonally triadic in concept and design, it contains many chromatic key shifts and extensive contrapunctal figures coupled with mild dissonance and angular rhythms. The piece falls generally into a three-part "arch" form, although there are intimation of the rondo structure as well – as the compositional material is succinct, repetitive and develops throughout in various ways.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 8 December 2019
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 16 December 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


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