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In the Gathering Dark

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Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In the Gathering Dark is the first installment of an unofficial "Lord of the Rings" triptych. The title refers to a moment in the second film where, as two massive armies brace for a cataclysmic battle, a narrator reminds the audience that "in the gathering dark, the Ring’s power continues to grow." This struck me as a particularly vivid image: the gradual descent of darkness and dread.

The music is largely minimalist (a pulse-based style developed by John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and others), with explosive moments.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: III


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