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Russell Holland

Russell Holland

General Info

Year: 2019 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Russell Holland Music, through J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Soprano Recorder
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bells
  • Violin

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • Soprano Recorder
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Violin

Part 3

  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Alto Recorder (transposed)
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Piano
  • Xylophone
  • Guitar

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • Tenor/Bass Recorder
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Tuba
  • Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Piano
  • Marimba
  • Guitar
  • Cellobr />

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Gong


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

While actual musical remnants from ancient Egypt are fragmentary at best, it is associated with Phrygian or related double harmonic scales or even minor pentatonic scales. For the purposes of this piece and to give young students the experience of playing a more exotic sound than they may usually encounter, D Phyrigian (which works out to be in concert B-flat) was chosen so that they should not have too much trouble playing the notes.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

Suggested instrument placement as listed but any is acceptable. Certain instruments may be limited by range -- refrain from low instruments being too close together.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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