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Limerick Daydreams

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Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 11:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Conga (2)
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum, Piccolo
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom, Low
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally dedicated to Dr. Cort McClaren and the UNCG [University of North Carolina at Greensboro] Percussion Ensemble, Limerick Daydreams was the 2nd Place Winner of the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest. The 12-minute work, now scored for full symphonic band with six percussion and piano, is based on the Irish reel Highway to Limerick.

The work opens rather mysteriously with fragments of the tune thrown about the ensemble and echoes of the bodhran (a traditional Irish drum) emulated by a dampened bass drum. A raucous drumming section ensues and gives way to the first full presentation of the reel in the flutes. What follows is a series of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic transformations of the Irish tune -- some quite playful, some beautifully melancholy, and some majestically resolute.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

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  • Mercyhurst University (Erie, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Meier, conductor) - 5 May 2018
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Terry Austin, conductor) – 21 February 2018
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 19 September 2017
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 1 May 2017
  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Wind Orchestra (Elizabeth B. Peterson, conductor) – 3 May 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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