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Bill Whelan

Bill Whelan (arr. Strommen)


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 14:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $275.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Movements

1. The Wellspring Theme - 5:15
2. Women of Ireland - 1:50
3. The Heart's Cry - 1:45
4. Thunder and Lightening
5. Riverdance Finale - 4:33


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Shakers
  • Side Stick
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

From the incredible Irish dance/music spectacular, this is an extended 14-minute medley that features all of the wonderfully idiomatic Celtic music that has become so popular. Long enough to build a program around, there's really nothing too technically difficult in Carl Strommen's arrangement. Includes Wellspring Theme; Women of Ireland; The Heart's Cry; Thunder and Lightning (percussion feature) and Riverdance Finale.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Grande Prairie (Alb., Can.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 18 December 2021
  • Grove City (Penn.) College Concert Band (Andrew S. Erb, conductor) - 25 March 2021
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City) Concert Band (John Campbell, conductor) - 27 April 2018
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 12 May 2017
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor; Anthony Yi, soprano saxophone) - 28 September 2014
  • Aufnahmen vom Blasorchester VIVACE (Switzerland) - 2010
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 27 January 2007


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