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Memorial

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David Rackley

David William Rackley


Subtitle: For Winds and Percussion


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown
For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


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 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
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Memorial is a seven-minute work using Taps as its compositional basis. Beginning softly with woodwinds spinning out themes based on the intervallic and rhythmic elements of the iconic bugle call, Memorial evokes a ceremonial atmosphere, experienced by so many at military funerals and national cemeteries. The work then builds in intensity until finally erupting into a march-like setting once again using Taps as a model. The martial aspect of Memorial returns to the solemn, reflective emotion stirred at the beginning of the piece. Finally, a lone, off- stage trumpet performs Taps in the original form so familiar to all Americans.

- Program Note by composer


Media

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Ripon (Wisc.) College Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Toby Shucha, conductor) - 10 April 2022
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (David Rackley, conductor) – 26 February 2017 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

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