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Gloriana

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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00; (digital) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Organ (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gloriana, commissioned by Furman University for the inauguration of its 12th president, is based on The Faerie Queene, an incomplete English epic poem written by Edmund Spenser and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I. In the poem, Queen Elizabeth is represented as the faerie queen herself, Gloriana. This stately work for winds and percussion contains a regal quality enhanced by soaring melodies and punctuated with fanfare-like brass figures.

- Program Note by publisher


Gloriana, commissioned by Furman University for the inauguration of its 12th President, is based on The Faerie Queene, an incomplete English epic poem written by Edmund Spenser and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I. In the poem, Queen Elizabeth is represented as the Faerie Queene herself, Gloriana. The poem was published in six separate books, with each book representing one of six virtues: Holiness, Temperance, Chastity, Friendship, Justice, and Courtesy. The unfinished seventh book represents the virtue of Constancy. Later, in letters to Sir Walter Raleigh, Spenser suggests that the Faerie Queene herself, having achieved all of the other virtues, represents Glory, hence the name, Gloriana.

A regal introductory fanfare opens into a magnificent, flowing melody that is meant to depict the simple beauty for which Furman University is so well known. Gloriana can often be heard from Furman’s iconic belltower, which sits at the edge of Swan Lake in the center of campus.

- Program Note from score, by Hannah Carlson


Commercial Discography

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Media Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Florida International University (Miami) Symphonic Band (Barry Bernhardt, conductor) – 3 November 2016
  • Poinsett Wind Symphony (Greenville, S.C.) (Jay Bocook, conductor) – 9 June 2016
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 3 November 2015
  • Furman University (Greenville, SC) Wind Ensemble (Jay Bocook, conductor) – March 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

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