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Hour of Wolves, The

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Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Hour of Wolves is the third installment of an unofficial Lord of the Rings triptych. The title is based on a line of dialogue from the third film, when the king of the decimated Western army gives a speech at the enemy’s gates, hoping to rally his troops one last time: "There may come a time – an hour of wolves and shattered shields – when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it will not be this day!" The image of an "hour of wolves" struck me as particularly vivid and dark, well-suited for a work that exploits the harmonic minor scale, deep timbres, and occasionally violent rhythmic gestures.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Louisiana: III
  • South Carolina: IV


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