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Himalayan Peaks

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Caleb Hammer

Caleb Hammer


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Caleb Hammer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Of all the natural wonders that exist in the world, there is nothing quite like the unique majestic landscape of the Himalayan Mountains. Referred to by the Tibetans as "The Land of Snow," these beautiful alps are only partly covered by such weather at their peak, where the greatest views of the surrounding horizon can be beheld. Home as well to one of the tallest mountains, the famous Mount Everest, the journey up to the Himalayan peaks is treacherous at almost every corner, yet wondrous and rewarding every step of the way.

Caleb Hammer's Himalayan Peaks is this magnificent journey, from its soft and twinkling beginnings all the way to its epic conclusion. Shrouded in part by some mystery in a few moments, this mostly piano-driven work encapsulates the beauty of the Himalayan's wintry landscape within the various unique colors and textures of the band, driving the adventure forward within its pentatonic nature and sweeping melodic material. Near its final steps, Hammer seems to even conjure up the spirits of the mountains themselves, with his earth-shattering percussive entrance revealing the glorious surrounding landscape upon arriving to the mountaintop and why the Himalayans are truly one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world.

- Program Note by Josh Trentadue


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