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Moments of Silence

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Andrew Boss

Andrew Boss


Subtitle: An Elegy for Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 12:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00; (digital) - $120.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00; (digital) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional but preferred)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional but preferred)
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
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Anvil/Brake Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal, medium and small
  • Tam-Tam, small and regular
  • Vibraphone
  • Water Gong
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It was December 2, 2015. Fourteen innocent souls perished on this day in San Bernardino, a day now remembered as one of the worst mass shootings of its time. Roughly twenty-two individuals were fortunate enough to recover from their physical wounds, but never forgetting what will perhaps have been their darkest hours. This incident marked the 352nd shooting of the 371 total U.S. shootings that took place in 2015.

Moments of Silence hauntingly voices the amassed concerns over violence with firearms, among other types of violence. It serves as a reminder to our entrusted lawmakers that doing nothing more than reflecting on each passing homicidal incident is not a viable solution. It serves as an in memoriam to the tens of thousands of American lives lost over related incidents each year.

- Program Note by composer


Dedicated to the inflicted victims and families of the San Bernardino mass shooting. In loving memory for the 14 souls who perished that day.

- Program Note from score


A mass shooting and an attempted bombing occurred at the Inland Regional Center in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, 2015. The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party of about 80 employees in a rented banquet room. 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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