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Christopher LaRosa

Christopher LaRosa


The title is intentionally written in lower case: silhouettes.


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration:
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Christopher LaRosa
Cost: Score and Parts - $160.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong, Nipple
  • Graduated Drums (5)
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Spring Coil with Sizzles
  • Suspended Cymbal, large and medium
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In near darkness, our sense of vision diminishes and we perceive only the outlines of objects. The dulling of our visual perception heightens our auditory sense, and our ears open up to all kinds of curious nocturnal sounds. As we become more alert to our sonic environment, our primitive instincts react more strongly, and certain sounds may trigger severe instinctual responses. silhouettes explores the phenomenon of nocturnal perception within the context of a dramatic fantasy for wind ensemble.

This piece is a major rewrite of a piece I wrote several years ago -- the current piece contains the silhouette of the former piece. silhouettes was commissioned by the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 3 April 2018 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources