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Redwood

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Ryan George

Ryan George


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:21
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Fornine Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Rainstick
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

When the Collins Hill High School Band [Suwanee, Georgia] approached me about writing a piece for their head band director, who was set to retire at the end of the year, they wanted something that spoke not only to this man's love of music but also to his love for the great outdoors. I was reminded then of the times growing up when my family and I would go camping in Sequoia National Park and we would set up our tents among the giant redwood trees that grow in that region of California. These trees command attention with their immense stature, their size the result of years gone by and storms weathered. And yet they exude a peaceful and subtle tranquility. This idea of "Powerful Tranquility" became the cornerstone that this lyrical tone poem was created.

Redwood was commissioned by the Collins Hill High School Band and written in honor of Richard Marshall.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V

Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Autobahn (Flex instrumentation) (2008/2020)
  • Café 512 (Flex instrumentation) (2010/2020)
  • Jinx (Flex instrumentation) (2017/2020)


All Wind Works


References

  • George, R. (2010). Redwood: For Winds and Percussion [score]. Fornine Music: [Cedar Park, Texas?]
  • Phillips, Chester B. "Redwood." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 605-615. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.