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Starry Night (Kallstrom)

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Michael Kallstrom

Michael Kallstrom


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Self-Published
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Flute
Solo Vibraphone
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash, high hat, suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom Toms
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Starry Night was composed to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the death of Vincent Van Gogh. The title of the work comes from one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. I was fortunate enough to view this magnificent work when I lived in the New York City area many years ago. I was struck by the power of the visual image and the brush work. The paint seems to leap off the canvas. As I composed, I sought to express not only a sparkling, starry night but also the strength and energy of the act of painting itself. The solo flute and vibraphone become the radiant stars themselves, burning against the rich texture of the wind ensemble.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Indiana State University (Terre Haute) Wind Symphony (Nikk Pilato, conductor; Angela Reynolds, flute; Jimmy Finnie, vibraphone) – 23 April 2019
  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W.V.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor; Charles Town, vibraphone; Rachael Termohlen, flute) – 16 February 2018
  • Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher David Westover, conductor) – 4 October 2015 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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