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Slava! A Celebration for Band

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Joel Blahnik

Joel Blahnik

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Organ (Optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam?)
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Slava! A Celebration for Band is a condensed musical portrait of the historical life of the Czech nation from the 12th century to the present day - 8 centuries in 7 minutes! Its slavic name means 'glory' echoing resounding praise. Slava! is a single movement composition with three distinct sections: Callings, Contemplation, and Celebration. The work utilizes the first tetrachord of the C Major scale used in the 12th Century Bohemian chant, Svaty Vaclave (St. Wenceslaus) and the first four notes of the 15th century Hussite Chorale, Ye Warriors of God. Quartal and polytonal harmonies are also employed.

-Program Note from Score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Charles Conrad, conductor) - February 2007.

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