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In This Broad Earth (Brass Ensemble)

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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant


General Info

Year: 2015 / 2017
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Wind ensemble
Publisher: Steven Bryant
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

COME, said the Muse,
Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted,
Sing me the Universal.

In this broad Earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed Perfection.

from Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Universal” from Leaves of Grass

In This Broad Earth is a short fanfare adapted from the band work of the same name. Inspired by beauty I witness when hiking in the Austrian Alps with my wife, Verena, the music celebrates the earth, our only home (for now). This version is a shortened reworking for brass ensemble and percussion.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Tim Robblee, conductor) – 9 November 2019
  • Durham (N.C.) Medical Orchestra Brass and Percussion - 4 February 2017 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Meunier, Robert. "In This Broad Earth." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 566-572. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Steven Bryant website