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Palimpsest

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

An ambitious composition based on an ancient psalm-chant that the composer heard sung by a group of monks in Europe. Elements from the chant are used in a variety of ways creating a wide range of textures and moods until the chant reappears at the end of the piece scored for the full ensemble.

Palimpsest was commissioned by the Joliet College Community Band, Joliet, Illinois, and dedicated to their director, Jerry Lewis, in gratitude and appreciation for thirty-six years of service to Joliet Junior College and the Joliet College Band.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site


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State Ratings

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