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Lauda

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Timothy Miles

Timothy Miles


General Info

Year: 2007 / 2011
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $20.00

Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Slapstick
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In the Renaissance, laude were vernacular sacred songs. In this work, both vernacular and sacred aspects of school and students are represented. The vernacular is represented by the driving sixteenth-note hi-hat figure in the opening, and the chord progressions, bass line, and melodies -- all reminiscent of pop music. The sacred facet of the piece deals with transformation.

The work opens in G minor and moves through an unsettled introduction, a resolute A section, and a questioning B section, and on to a giant climax on octave Ds throughout the ensemble. The section that follows transforms the B material, and serves as a dominant pedal leading to a shortened recapitulation of all the previous material in a joyous and triumphant transformation in G major.

- Program Note from Louis Pizitz Middle School Symphony Band concert program, 16 December 2015


Awards

  • Second International Frank Ticheli Composition Contest, second prize


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Miles, T. (2011). Lauda: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn.
  • Mills, Alan W. "Lauda." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 171-183. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Timothy Miles website Accessed 4 November 2019