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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Movements

1. Stratfield
2. Idumena
3. Pisgah


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This impressive three-movement suite, based on melodies from the early American "Sacred Harp" singing tradition, is a masterwork of dramatic scoring devices. Stratfield opens with a striking statement by the saxes and double reeds, then builds in intensity using woodwind flourishes and soaring brass lines. Idumea begins in a quiet and delicate manner, then gives way to thundering percussion and stunning harmonic effects. The joyous Pisgah has a barn dance quality that provides the perfect conclusion to this powerful work for winds.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • South Carolina: VI


Performances

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  • Wando High School (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) Band (Bobby Lambert, conductor) - 19 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 2 November 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources