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Great Wall

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: The Legend of Qi Jiguang


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This is a one-movement programmatic work set in four contrasting sections. The title is a reference to a famous Chinese general from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and his efforts to protect Beijing and its Forbidden City from the Mongol tribes to the north. Beginning with an intense percussion feature, Mongol Attack is marked “Fierce." The contrasting and more thinly scored Aftermath is marked “Slowly” and features expressive solos for flute and bassoon, while the serene Peacetime is marked “Tranquil” and highlights a solo for oboe. The intensity suddenly returns in the closing section entitled The Empire Victorious.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commissioned by the Texas Music Educators Association Region 9 Middle School Band Division for the Middle School Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. January 2017, pp. 26.
  • Perusal score