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Roshanne Etezady

Roshanne Etezady


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (2: low and medium)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

I wanted this piece to be connected to this group specifically, so I took an informal poll of the ensemble members -- adult-aged, amateur performers, many of whom had been with the ensemble since its creation -- about some of their favorite things the Plymouth Concert Band could do. For example, the flute section liked playing in the low register, so I wanted to feature that in the opening of the piece. I wanted to give them a piece that showed off many musical skills and characteristics, so Milestone features changes in mood, tempo, and timbre throughout the piece. The overall exuberant nature of the work is due to its origins as a celebratory work.

Milestone was commissioned in 2008 by the Plymouth (Minn.) Concert Band for the organization's ten-year anniversary.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Musicfest Canada: B500


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • NYSSMA (Rochester, N.Y.) All State Wind Ensemble (James Tapia, conductor) – 1 December 2018
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Concert Band (Joshua Roach, conductor) – 4 October 2018
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) and New Horizons Band of Northern New York (Ron Berry, conductor) – 5 October 2016
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) – 7 October 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Etezady, R. (2008). Milestone: For Concert Band (2008) [score]. Murphy Music Press: McKinney, Tx.
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 319.
  • Perusal score
  • Roshanne Etezady website