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Soul Has Many Motions, The

From Wind Repertory Project
John Mackey

John Mackey


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 15:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $295.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Movements

1. Violet Crown Fanfare - 2:33
2. Night on Fire - 3:50
3. Unquiet Spirits - 5:45
4. The Ringmaster's March - 3:00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Harp
String Bass
Percussion

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Tom Toms


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In physics, a motion is a change; in geometry, a motion is a transformation. These four songs, written on the occasion of Richard Floyd's retirement from the University Interscholastic League, celebrate that moment of change and transformation by evoking many kinds of motion, of bodies and of the soul. Violet Crown Fanfare captures the movement of the heavens and the optimism of the wide-open West; Night on Fire suggests the wild dancing of a nomadic camp; Unquiet Spirits is a waltz full of longing and an otherworldly sweetness. The final movement, The Ringmaster's March, is a riotous Ivesian circus parade, a joyful noise in honor of a man who has always been at the center of the show.

Commissioned by a consortium of student music organizations at The University of Texas in recognition of Richard Floyd's tireless and passionate advocacy for music education in the state of Texas: Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and The University of Texas Student Music Educators Association. The work received its premiere on May 3, 2013, by the University of Texas Wind Symphony, conducted by Scott Hanna.

- Program Note by composer


For Richard Floyd.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith, conductor) – 1 June 2019
  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W. Va.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor)– 11 May 2019
  • Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) (James Osborn, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Concert Band (Adam Gumble, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) – 11 April 2019
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 13 March 2019
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Paul, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matthew Morse, conductor) – 9 May 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Duane Hill, conductor) – 30 April 2018
  • Southern Oregon University (Ashland) Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Hutton, conductor)– 15 March 2018
  • United States Army Field Band (Domingos Robinson, conductor) – 12 March 2018 (Melbourne, Fla.)
  • World Adult Wind Orchestra Project (Schladming, Aus.) (Daniel Tembras, conductor) – 12 July 2017
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 11 April 2017
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 17 March 2017 
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Spartan Youth Wind Symphony (David Thornton, conductor) – 4 December 2016
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) – 17 November 2016
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Stephen G. Peterson, conductor) – 26 October 2016
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Wesley Broadnax, conductor) – 19 October 2016
  • Lone Star Youth Winds (Dallas, Tex.) (Bobby R. Francis, conductor) – 8 May 2016
  • Austin (Tex.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 3 April 2016
  • Shujitsu Junior & Senior High School Wind Ensemble (Okayama, Japan) (Takumi Kobayashi, conductor) - 17 December 2015 (2015 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

None discovered thus far.