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Portrait of a Patriot

From Wind Repertory Project
Anthony Susi

Anthony Susi


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Movements

1. Rebellion – 2:00
2. Hale Homestead – 1:45
3. Liberty – 1:45


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This inviting new suite in three contrasting movements attempts to portray the courageous deeds of Nathan Hale (1755-1776) as a soldier and spy for the fledgling Continental army during the American Revolutionary War. The energized opening movement, entitled Rebellion, leads to a slower, more cantabile second movement entitled Hale Homestead, which uses the popular American revolutionary folk song Johnny's Gone for a Soldier. The rousing and concluding movement includes a reference to Yankee Doodle near the end. This, in the words of the composer, "signifies the colonists' victory for liberty from British rule."

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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