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Imprints

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr


General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Siren Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Imprints was commissioned in memory of Dr. Frank Comella by the Milwaukee Knightwind Ensemble, John Steinke, conductor. I feel fortunate to have served on the same faculty with Dr. Comella at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where Dr. Comella was head of the Department of Music until his untimely death.

As a respected mentor, admired colleague, and beloved friend, Dr. Comella left his "imprint" on virtually everyone who encountered him. This work musically reflects a few of the "imprints" which are fixed in my memory. From the symbolism of the first two pitches of the opening timpani figure (F-C) and the tonality of the beginning and ending sections (F Major and C Major) to the various moments of strength, playfulness, piety thoughtful contemplation, and excited energy (and including a brief hint at a British brass band, of which Frank was so fond), an effort was made to embody the work with musical reminiscences of the character and essence of Frank Comella. The musical sections at times move quite freely from one to the next, as is often common when we pause to remember the good times and many lessons learned while in the company of a special human being. Even though he is no longer with us, the memories still burn brightly in our mind.

- Program Note by composer


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