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Slight Breeze, A

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Anthony R. Green

Anthony R. Green


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:00-10:00
Difficulty: II-III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anthony R. Green
Cost: Score, recording and Parts (print) - $35.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation (Open)

Open Instrumentation
Minimum of six players (ideally including auxiliary percussion), and otherwise not necessarily wind players.


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A Slight Breeze was composed collaboratively with the 2018/2019 students of the South High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) Concert Band. Working with this ensemble was a joy. They were all open to creating a focused sonic environment, and I am eternally grateful to the students who were willing to improvise above the final swells of the piece.

While this piece was composed specifically for a wind ensemble (whose ability is upper-beginner, but full of hard-working, enthusiastic players), A Slight Breeze is, more or less, an open ensemble piece that could work well with ensembles from ideally a minimum of six players. For the premiere performance of this piece, the students gave very helpful cuing suggestions to me during our sessions. It was humbling and refreshing to work with the students as a conductor rather than simply being a dictator. The students also thoroughly enjoyed that interaction.

Big thanks to Mr. Eric Sayre, the students of the South High School Symphonic Band, the McKnight Foundation, and the American Composers Forum for being part of the creation and realization of this work.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

While this piece was composed specifically for a wind ensemble, it is, more or less, an open ensemble piece that could work well with ensembles from ideally a minimum of six players (ideally including auxiliary percussion). While the work is easier to perform with a conductor controlling entrances, exits, dynamics, and other logistics, this piece can be easily pre-realized and performed without a conductor.

While each part contains musical material that repeats, the parts in the piece move linearly. In other words, once part one is completed, it is not to be played again, and that goes true with all of the other parts of the piece. In this vain, it is not necessary for the conductor to create different signage for each part, but to communicate to the ensemble how the next main parts will be cued.


Commercial Discography

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Media

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • South High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) Symphonic Band (Eric Sayre, conductor) - 2019 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer

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