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I loved well those cities

From Wind Repertory Project

Patrick Burns


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bandworks Publications - Official Website
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score (with Narrator)
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tubular Bells (Chimes)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I loved well those cities..., for narrator and band, was commissioned by The Goldman Memorial Band, Dr. C. Christian Wilhjelm, Director, and is based on excerpts of Walt Whitman’s poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. Originally written in 1856 (revised 1881) the poem is at once a reflective and sensuous work, full of Whitman’s detailed impressions of the landscape of Manhattan and Brooklyn as seen from a ferry boat on the East River. Whitman offers his intensely personal observations to people not yet born, to generations “a hundred years hence, or ever so many hundred years hence”, of the beauty of his New York. Whitman informs us that the joys we receive from our senses in observing a sunrise, or being part of a crowd, or watching ships sailing on a river were the same joys experienced by him ages ago. The poem is a fascinating tribute to cities everywhere and to the timelessness of the human spirit.


-Program Note by the Composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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  • New Jersey City University Symphony of Winds and Percussion (Patrick J. Burns, conductor) - 19 April 2012
  • Ridgewood Concert Band (C. Christian Wilhjelm, conductor) - 19 May 2006


Works for Winds by this Composer


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