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Nimbus Volare

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Brian Raphael Nabors

Brian Raphael Nabors


Subtitle: For Solo Flute & Wind Symphony


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brian Raphael Nabors
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Flute
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Nimbus Volare was commissioned by flutist Dr. Brad Garner for performance with the West Texas A&M University Symphonic Band. The piece is a direct orchestration of my three-movement flute sonata, condensed into an eight-minute concerto for flute and wind band. Orchestrating my flute sonata for the ensemble was a special treat, as wind band is an incredibly interesting group to write for. You find a wide variety of timbres that differ from writing for an orchestra.

Orchestrating my flute sonata for the ensemble was a special treat, as wind band is an incredibly interesting group to write for. Yon find a wide variety of timbres that differ from writing for an orchestra. The piece is constructed in the style of a rhapsody, creating a soaring narrative by exploring contrasting sound worlds within its three major sections. The title was inspired by the sweeping atmosphere and contemplative nature of the opening and middle sections of the piece, followed by a fiery, barbaric finale; Nimbus symbolizing the free floating nature of a cloud and the vast nature of the sky, and Volare signifying flight and the element of total freedom.

- Program Note by composer


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