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Sanctuary

From Wind Repertory Project
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Frank Ticheli


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: 10:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion (4 - 5 players), including:

  • Glockenspeil
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Gong (Tam Tam)
  • Triangle (large)
  • Vibraphone
  • Bass Drum


Errata

Frank Ticheli errata


Program Notes

Sanctuary was composed for conductor H. Robert Reynolds as a symbol of our enduring friendship. The work was commissioned in his honor, and received its premiere performance by the band he conducted for 26 years. As a personal tribute to Mr. Reynolds, who was a horn player in his earlier days, I chose the solo horn to be the work's main musical messenger. The opening prologue grows out of a set of pitches that were derived from the letters of his first name (Harrah), an idea I first used fifteen years ago in Postcard (commissioned by Reynolds in memory of his mother.) Vivid college memories of Mr. Reynolds conducting Grainger's Hill Song No. 2 and Colonial Song -- both well known favorites of his -- were also in the back of my mind, as the sounds that I created in some ways echo the lyrical mood of these works.

The word sanctuary conjures a rich array of images. It can imply a place of solitude, comfort, rest, prayer, protection. It can suggest a place that is strong and imposing or one that is very small and private. I believe all of these images are suggested at one point or another in the music. The opening bell sounds suggest peace and joyful reverence. The main horn melody is at once reflective and reassuring. There is also an underlying hint of nostalgia -- a wistfulness, perhaps suggested by the simple three-chord progression which threads the entire work. But there is also an expression of strength and power in the work's dark imposing climax.

After the climax recedes, the main melody disappears for a period of time, replaced by flute and clarinet solo episodes which create repose, space, and distance. But, in the end, the three-chord harmony returns and serves as a doorway for the final appearance of the main horn theme. The work ends with the quiet echo of the opening bells.

Sanctuary was commissioned by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association in honor of H. Robert Reynolds. The premiere performance was given by the University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock, conductor, at Hill Auditorium on October 22, 2005.

- Program Note by Frank Ticheli


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State Ratings

  • Texas: IV


Performances

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  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Arau, conductor) – 25 May 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All College Band (Tiv Cumberbatch, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Michael Robinson, conductor) – 5 April 2019
  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Wind Ensemble (Robert Carnochan, conductor) – 24 March 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) - 21 February 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 11 February 2019
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Ensemble (David M. Jacobs, conductor) – 6 February 2019
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis) Wind Ensemble (Jennifer Coleman, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • Southern Indiana (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 5 November 2018
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor)- 15 April 2018
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 15 April 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Lance Sample, conductor) – 6 April 2018
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Wind Symphony (David Kehler, conductor) – 10 March 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matthew Morse, conductor) – 28 February 2018
  • Los Osos (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Sam R. Andress, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA) Symphonic Band (Derrick Logozzo, conductor) - 17 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Crane Wind Ensemble (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 14 February 2018
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 9 February 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Band (Dennis Glocke, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • North Suburban Wind Ensemble (Libertyville, Ill.) (Don Shupe, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • Culver-Stockton College (Canton, Mo.) Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band (Trent A. Hollinger, conductor) – 12 November 2017


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