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Let My Love Be Heard

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Jake Runestad

Jake Runestad


General Info

Year: 2014 / 2018
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: SATB choir
Publisher: Jake Runestad
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally a choral work written for Choral Arts Northwest, this work has taken on a new life in light of the 2015 atrocities in Paris and Beirut. Jonathan Talberg, the conductor of the choir at Cal State Long Beach, led his singers in a performance during the memorial vigil for Nohemi Gonzalez, a Long Beach student who was killed in the Paris attacks. The day after the vigil, the choir was supposed to begin rehearsing holiday music; however, Jonathan felt that was not appropriate and wanted time for the singers to grieve this loss. So, at the beginning of rehearsal, he passed out a brand new piece of music (Let My Love Be Heard), rehearsed it, and then recorded it. It was posted on SoundCloud and shared in memory of Nohemi and as a plea for peace. Their musical offering is a powerful outpouring of grief but also a glimmer of light. I am honored that this piece, Let My Love Be Heard, has helped to provide hope in the darkness of our world. This work is based on the following poem:

A Prayer
by Alfred Noyes

Angels, where you soar
Up to God’s own light,
Take my own lost bird
On your hearts tonight;
And as grief once more
Mounts to heaven and sings,
Let my love be heard
Whispering in your wings.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


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Performances

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  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (John Stanley Ross, conductor) - 8 October 2020
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Ryan Kelly, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Ensemble (Scott Teeple, conductor) – 8 October 2019
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Symphony (Benjamin Lorenzo, conductor) – 30 April 2019
  • San Jose (Calif.) State University Wind Symphony (David Vickerman, conductor; Ty Carter, bass clarinet; Kyle Hotvedt, clarinet) – 12 April 2019 (2019 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Symphony Band (Jason Worzbyt, conductor) – 2 March 2019
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Eric LaPrade, conductor) – 1 November 2018


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