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In Pieces

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Hannah Lash

Hannah Lash


Subtitle: For wind ensemble and audio playback


General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 33:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott EAM
Cost: Score and Parts - €409.50


Movements (played without pause)

1. Manic/Groove - 8:35
2. Weird/Sad - 7:40
3. Pick It Up - 4:05
4. Attachment - 4:20
5. Rupture Days - 3:55
6. Reprise: Pick It Up - 4:05


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-VI
Horn in F I-VI
Trombone I-II-III-IV-V
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp
Percussion (8 players), including:

  • Claves
  • Drum Sets (2)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Cello

Audio Playback


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In Pieces was written during a time of deep unrest. My mind was batting around, my life adrift. I was writing music that seemed to me simultaneously to be the most earnest possible expression of raw emotion while at the same a cuttingly ironic jab at the world. Angry, humorous, sad, tender. All of it.

This piece is a playground for different stylistic idioms, in varying degrees of straightforward representation. It was both fun and painful to write.

This piece is dedicated to a friend who has been with me for twelve years, day and night, rain or shine—the most solid rock I've ever known: my dog, Wally, who always puts me back together again whenever I fall to pieces.

I am deeply grateful to all the extraordinary ensembles forming the consortium which commissioned this work. I am so happy to have had the chance to write such an ambitious and large-scale piece for wind ensemble.

- Program Note by composer


Media

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 20 September 2022
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Cormac Cannon, conductor) - 13 April 2022 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble concert program, 13 April 2022