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brin soloman

brin solomon


Subtitle: Elegy for Baritone Voice and Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2010 / 2011
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Baritone voice and piano
Publisher: brin solomon
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00 (adjustable)   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone

Baritone voice


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In the summer of 2010, I attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists’ Composition program, where our first assignment was to set an English-language text for baritone voice and piano. Moved by nothing more than the beauty of the words, I chose to set a text by New York resident Adam Lee. Of the pieces I wrote that summer, the resulting song was by far my favorite, a judgement that has remained unchanged with the passage of time. After the tragic and untimely death of Michele Dufault in April 2011, I decided to re-score the piece for baritone and wind ensemble, and to dedicate it in her memory to the Yale Bands community.

The piece is a sort of parable, with no clear overarching form. The slow opening, for harp and voice alone, represents an awakening into consciousness, as from a forgotten dream. What follows is a quilted tapestry, stitched together from countless fragmented snapshots from a lifetime of images. They flash up and ebb away quickly, linked only by the thread of the singer’s voice, until all of the separate colors are woven together in an ever-changing tumult. A few dregs remain, and the piece finishes as it began, a lone voice singing over harp.

- Program Note by composer


For the Yale Bands community, in memoriam Michelle Dufault.

- Program Note from score


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