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Night on Fire (flex)

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John Mackey

John Mackey (arr. Robert Ambrose)


Subtitle: From The Soul Has Many Motions


General Info

Year: 2013 / 2021
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $75.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Percussion (at least one player), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Djembe I-II
  • Drum Rim
  • Hand Drum
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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 (for 2013 edition) by the Midlothian High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 17 December 2014


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