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Liturgical Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
David Holsinger

David Holsinger


Subtitle: Benedicamus socii Domine


General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $180.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Condensed Score
Piccolo
Flutes
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash and suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

  • m.2, F on beat 1 of piano part should be up a third to A.
  • m.20, Ab in tenor sax should be A natural.
  • m.23, high E on beat 4 of piano part should be up a third to a high G.
  • m.92, A natural in cornet 3 should be Ab.
  • m.140, A naturals in cornet 3 and trumpet 2 should be Ab.
  • m.173, B# in tenor sax should be B natural.
  • Last measure, C should remain sharp in 2nd Horn in F.


Program Notes

Liturgical Dances was commissioned by the Beta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to celebrate 75 years at Central Methodist College. It was premiered by Keith House and the CMC Symphonic Band in 1982.

Both the form and content of Liturgical Dances were influenced by Holsinger's own memories of his years at CMC in Beta Mu. His first image (reflection on the emotional and spiritual bonds that united the students) is described by a collage of gentle percussion sounds and a haunting melody by the horns. The second memory (exuberant praise for life and "a glorious Lord who created music") is described in seven short sections, each of which typically begins quietly and builds to a full-band climax. Subtitled Benedicamus socii Domine (let us all, as companions, praise the Lord), the work was first runner-up in the 1981 NBA-DeMoulin and ABA-Ostwald competitions.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Minnesota: I
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV
  • Wisconsin: Class A


Performances

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  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) - 3 December 2019
  • Westchester Symphonic Winds (Tarrytown, N.Y.) (Curt Ebersole, conductor) – 11 May 2019
  • University of Evansville (Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Steinsultz, conductor) - 16 April 2019
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony II (Timothy Clasby, conductor) – 1 May 2018
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Symphonic Band (Nick Keelan, conductor) – 3 March 2018
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 21 March 2017
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Concert Band (Debra Traficante, conductor) – 17 November 2015
  • University of Nevada Wind Ensemble (A.G. McGrannahan III, conductor) - CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Convention (Reno, Nev.) 14 March 2014
  • Illiana Wind Ensemble (Lansing, Ill.) (Patricia Menninga, conductor) - 4 May 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Holsinger, D. (1984). Liturgical Dances: Benedicamus socii Domino [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 294.