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Illumination, The

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


Subtitle: From Symphony No. 3, 'Don Quixote'


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00

Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Bowed Tam
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Taikos
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Illumination draws upon the reflection of man at the end of his life for its creative direction. Simple yet beautiful melodic statements combined with lush harmonies will have the audience reflecting upon the entire story as Don Quixote did at the end of his journey. Quotes from the previous three movements tie the creative work together, leading to the glorious ascension into the light. Emotionally powerful, this final movement of Symphony No. 3: Don Quixote celebrates that small bit of Don Quixote that lives in all of us.

- Program Note by publisher


Premiered by and dedicated to Aguapació Artistica Musical de Dénia of Spain, Frank De Vuyst, conductor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 21 April 2019
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 20 April 2017
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gary Gemberling, conductor) – 17 November 2016
  • Austin (Texas) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) – 6 May 2016
  • Sonora Orchestra Tremelo (Belgium) – 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Smith, R.; Cervantes. M. (2008). The Illumination : From Symphony No. 3, Don Quixote [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.