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Impressions

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Impressions takes the listener on a journey consisting of several highly contrasting sections. The opening theme, which is highly rhythmic in nature, is referred to as "Mathematics." The second section, entitled "The Most Noble of Professions," is broad and sweeping in nature, representing the impact teachers have on their students over the course of generations. The next section, entitled "Two Pitches for Two Sisters," is a poignant section featuring a melody which consists primarily of only two pitches, representing Karen Judge and her sister Janice. (Karen commissioned this work in memory of her sister Janice, a math teacher who lost her battle with breast cancer.)

The next section, entitled "Musicals", is odd-metered, rhythmic and energetic. Light-hearted in nature, the melody gets tossed around the band much in the fashion of the choreography of a musical. The final section is a reprise of the "Noble" theme in a grander, uplifting style. The piece as a whole is very much a musical synopsis of the life and loves of a single person, in this case, Janice, giving it the fitting title of Impressions.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned for the 2014 Western Canada High School Grade Twelve Wind Ensemble, Calgary, Canada, Brendan Hagan, Conductor.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

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