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David Gorham

David Gorham


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Subtitle: A Symphonic Panorama


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 9:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Opus III Orchestra Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Pacific Heights draws its title from the famous historic San Francisco neighborhood of the same name. Established in the late 1800s, this area of the city embodies Hollywood’s vision of San Francisco with its views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

While the music is not intended to be programmatic, it captures some of the great sites of the city: the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, the rocky island which is home to our country’s most infamous prison, as well as the many moods of this city known for its diversity, flower-power, steep rolling hills, earthquakes, and chilly winds off the ocean.

Commissioned by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Lt. Col. Steven Grimo, Commander and Conductor.

- Program Note from score


Accomplished groups will enjoy performing this outstanding work and benefit from the challenges it presents. Creative and finely crafted, it provides a significant addition to upper-level literature.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Gorham, D. (2009). Pacific Heights: A Symphonic Panorama [score]. Opus III Orchestra Publications: [Oskaloosa, Iowa].
  • Perusal score