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Night on Fire

From Wind Repertory Project
John Mackey

John Mackey


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $120.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-VII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Djembe or other hand drum (3)
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This is the second movement of the suite The Soul Has Many Motions.

Commissioned by a consortium of student music organizations at The University of Texas in recognition of Richard Floyd's tireless and passionate advocacy for music education in the State of Texas: Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and The University of Texas Student Music Educators Association. The premiere performance took place May 3, 2013, by the University of Texas Wind Symphony, conducted by Scott Hanna.

- Program Note by publisher


Night on Fire is the second movement of a piece titled The Soul Has Many Motions, which was commissioned by student music groups at the University of Texas at Austin to honor the retirement of Dick Floyd. This movement bears a direct relationship to its musical predecessor, Strange Humors, which was brought into being as a wind band work by Mr. Floyd. Where Strange Humors possesses a singular and often intimate voice, Night on Fire is a full-throated shout of collective expression. Its pace is frantic from the outset, with the unique kind of energy that comes only from groups engaged in choreography that is at once carefully planned and seemingly spontaneous. Dick’s masterful teaching has made this kind of energetic expression possible for thousands of musicians over the course of his career, and the relentless drive of Night on Fire matches that same quality in Dick’s character that has brought so many musical possibilities to life.

- Program Note by the Midlothian High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 17 December 2014


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Symphonic Band (Jamal Duncan, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (Arris Golden, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • University of Texas San Antonio Wind Ensemble (John Zarco, conductor) – 18 October 2018
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Concert Band (Alan Johnson, conductor) – 11 October 2018
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (David Hedgecoth, conductor) – 4 October 2018
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) – 2 June 2018
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Concert Band (Matthew Garrett, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School Symphonic Honors Band (Kevin Arnott, conductor) - 11 April 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 21 March 2017
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 16 November 2016
  • Golden Valley High School (Merced, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Vasquez, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry L. Houser, conductor) – 1 March 2016
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Boston, Mass.) (Chris Wilhjelm, conductor) – 1 November 2015
  • Midlothian (Tex.) High School Wind Ensemble (Larry Doran, conductor) - 17 December 2014 (2014 Midwest Clinic)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) - 23 November 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Mackey, J. (2013). The Soul Has Many Motions: For Concert Band [score]. Osti Music: Cambridge, Mass.