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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 - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass 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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Siren Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • 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 Timothy Mahr


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