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Khan

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Jingle Stick
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Taiko Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This is a programmatic work depicting Genghis Khan and his army on the move. The opening theme, "Warlord," represents Genghis Khan which is followed by the "Horseback" theme (comprised of an A and B section). These three musical representations are used throughout the piece creating a musical "campaign" complete with a serene village scene just before its decimation. Most of the work is at a brisk tempo combined with energetic rhythms and driving percussion which continuously propel the music urgently forward. Extreme dynamic contrasts throughout the piece contribute to the emotional turbulence. Genghis Khan and his army ended the lives of thousands of people and his "Warlord" theme, with great force, ends this work.

Genghis Khan (1165-1227) (more properly known as Chinggis Khan) was one of history’s most brutal, charismatic and successful warlords. He was a strategic genius. With his highly disciplined and effective army, Khan conquered more territory than any other conqueror, creating an empire that continued to expand even after his death, becoming the largest contiguous empire in history. Though many of his campaigns were in conquest of territory and riches, just as many were often a matter of retaliation.

His non-military feats included the introduction of a writing system which is still used in Inner Mongolia today (Uighur script), an empire and society that stressed religious tolerance, and the Mongol nation which would not exist today if not for his campaigns.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class A


Performances

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  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Avian Bear, conductor) – 2 May 2019
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 28 April 2019
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 19 April 2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • University of South Dakota (Vermillion) Symphonic Band (John LaCognata, conductor) – 16 April 2019 (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • North Lamar High School (Paris, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Randy Jones, conductor) - 15 February 2019 (2019 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Concert Band (Adam Gumble, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip Ostrander, conductor) - 12 October 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Tuesday/Thursday Night Band - 18 April 2018
  • Century High School (Rochester, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Amnda Kaus, conductor) – 2 March 2018
  • Texas 5A Symphonic Band (Michael Colburn, conductor) - 17 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.V.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor) – 16 February 2018
  • New England Conservatory (Boston) Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Jared Cassedy, conductor) – 12 December 2017
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (William L. Lake, conductor) – 1 March 2017
  • California State University, Fresno, Symphonic Band (Steven McKeithen, conductor) - 11 March 2016 (2016 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 14 March 2016


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