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Rest (Ticheli)

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Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $18.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Rest is a concert band adaption of Ticheli’s prior choral work, There Will Be Rest. About his adaptation for wind band, the composer writes:

I preserved almost everything from the original: harmony, dynamics, even the original registration. I also endeavored to preserve carefully the fragile beauty and quiet dignity suggested by Sara Teasdale’s words. However, with the removal of the text, I felt free to enhance certain aspects of the music, most strikingly with the addition of a sustained climax on the main theme. The extended climax allows the band version to transcend the expressive boundaries of a straight note-for-note setting of the original. Thus, both versions are intimately tied and yet independent of one another, each possessing its own strength and unique qualities.

- Program note by composer


Rest for Concert Band was created in 2010 as a concert band adaptation of the composer's work for chorus, There Will Be Rest. In making this version, the composer wanted to preserve almost everything from the original including harmony, dynamics and even the original registration. He also endeavored to preserve carefully the fragile beauty and quiet dignity suggested by the words of the poet Sara Teasdale:

There will be rest, and sure stars shining
Over the roof-tops crowned with snow,
A reign of rest, serene forgetting,
The music of stillness holy and low.
I will make this world of my devising,
Out of a dream in my lonely mind,
I shall find the crystal of peace, above me
Stars I shall find.

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

- Program notes compiled by Marcie Phelan for the Ridgewood (NJ) Concert Band


Russel Mikkelson, director of bands at The Ohio State University, relates that he was looking for a piece of music with which to remember his father, and he always loved Ticheli's There Will Be Rest. So Dr. Mikkelson contacted Dr. Ticheli, asked him to set his choral work for wind band, and, after some persuasion -- Ticheli had doubts that the piece would work for winds -- Rest was the result.

- Program Note adapted from onstage remarks by Russel Mikkelson, 17 November 2017


Our performance ends with a work that should cause us to reflect and pray, Rest by Frank Ticheli. We want to make a tribute to all the American soldiers who died to defend our freedom and democracy and undisputed values. We also hope that peace can be found in all the world; a true and lasting peace that will brighten the soul of humanity.

- Program Note from Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio concert program, 21 December 2018


Commercial Discography


Audio Links

Texas State University Wind Ensemble (Rodney C. Schueller, conductor)


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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  • Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Paul Cummings, conductor) – 12 October 2019
  • Dordt University (Sioux Center, Iowa) Wind Symphony (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 11 October 2019
  • Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Valencia (Spain) (Mark Whitlock, conductor) – 13 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol, Spain)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Paul Bambach, conductor) – 30 May 2019
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Kingsburg (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Michael Schofield, conductor) – 12 April 2019 (2019 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Roseland Hall, conductor) – 12 April 2019
  • Thompson High School (Alabaster, Ala.) Wind Ensemble (Jon Bubbett, conductor) – 9 April 2019
  • University of North Texas (Denton) University Band (Brett Penshorn, conductor) – 8 April 2019
  • AUSA Military Band (Clovis, Calif.) (Monte Gmur, conductor) – 10 March 2019
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Gray Richardson, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Boomer Concert Band (Brian Britt, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • Banda Santa Cecilia Besana e Triuggio (Brianza, Italy) (Armando Saldarini, conductor) - 21 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Joshua W. Neuenschwander, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Wind Orchestra (James Ripley, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.) Honor Band (Christian Wilhjelm, conductor) – 20 October 2018
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (John Campbell, conductor) - 16 October 2018
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 27 September 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Burrack, Frederick. "Rest." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 396-403. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.