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Immigrant Dreams

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Immigrant Dreams was commissioned by the Anoka High School Concert Band, Michael Hiatt, conductor. Sponsored in part by an Arts Midwest/Meet the Composer grant, the work was premiered at the band's Norway Tour Sendoff Concert on June 20, 1986, with the composer conducting, and was subsequently featured on their Norway tour. In offering the commission, Mr. Hiatt was interested in having a Minnesota composer produce a piece that in some way drew its inspiration from the Norwegian immigrant experience in Minnesota. Research into immigrant diaries, local histories, and Norwegian folk tunes proved fruitful in preparing for the actual composing of the work. The piece attempts to "get inside the head" of an immigrant and reflect on his/her emotions and experiences while taming this new land. A four note theme is developed melodically and harmonically throughout the work. The Norwgian folk song "Kan du glemme gamle Norge?" (How can you forget old Norway?) is set polytonally against a cyclical ostinato constructed from the four note theme.


Program Note by Timothy Mahr


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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