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Havendance

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger


General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: IV
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornets in Bb I-II-II
Trumpet in Bb I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Orchestra Bells (glockenspiel)
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

David Holsinger's first child, his daughter Haven, was the inspiration for this 1983 composition. Its driving rhythms represent the energy of an eight year old, who was constantly dancing and twirling around the house, dreaming of being a ballerina. The composition undergoes several variations in style, but it is always filled with energy. Some passages evoke the image of a single dancer, with solo pirouettes and leaps; these light efforts grow to draw in the full dance company with an unrelenting, underlying rhythm. Havendance is the first of three dancesongs honoring the composer's children; Nilesdance and Graysondance reflect the diverse personalities of his two sons.

- Program notes by David Bruce Adams


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Indiana: Senior Band Group II
  • Michigan: Senior High Class A
  • New York: IV
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: III


Performances

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  • 191st Army Band (Dublin, Calif.) (Jeremy Garrido, conductor) – 9 June 2019 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Indiana University at South Bend Wind Symphony / Twin Cities Concert Band (Dennis Gamble, conductor) - 30 March 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Campus Concert Band (Joe Clark, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Concert Band (Evan Gibson, conductor) – 28 April 2018
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Monday Night Band - 18 April 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith conductor) – 18 March 2018
  • Madera (Calif.) South High School Wind Band (Jay Rossette, conductor) - 21 April 2017 (2017 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 10 April 2017
  • Madera (Calif.) South High School Wind Ensemble (Jay Rossette, conductor) - 24 March 2017 (2017 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 15 March 2017
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) University Band (Gretchen Pohlman, conductor) – 14 March 2017
  • Edison High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Madrid, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 13 November 2015
  • San Jose Metropolitan Band (Gregory Bergantz, conductor) - 19 October 2014
  • Madera (Calif.) South High School Band (Jay Rossette, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival, Fresno, Calif.)
  • Ely High School Band, Ely MN (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 13 March 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Holsinger, D. (1985). Havendance [score]. TRN Music: Ruidoso, N.M.