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William Grant Still

William Grant Still (arr. Dane Teter)


Subtitle: From Three Visions


General Info

Year: 1937
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: William Grant Still Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $98.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-VI
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Summerland (1937) was originally the second of Three Visions (1936) for piano, but was recast by the composer for different instrumentation. Lazy and relaxed, it evokes a quiet, warm afternoon, or alternately is a portrait of promised beauty in the afterlife.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 February 2016


Summerland is the second of three Visions, written in 1935. Originally composed for solo piano, this short, intensely expressive work has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and combinations. The piece is essentially an elegy -- dreamy and atmospheric, suggesting the summer of its title, with hints of the blues and a nod to his fellow composer Debussy.

- Program Note by Thalia Symphony Orchestra, 2019


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) - 25 April 2022
  • University of California (Berkeley) University Wind Ensemble (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Robert Sheldon, conductor) - 3 March 2022 (87th Annual ABA National Convention)
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphonic Winds (Todd Nichols, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • Las Vegas Academy (Nev.) Wind Ensemble (John Seaton, conductor) - 29 September 2021
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gerard Morris, conductor) - 10 May 2021
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Westgate, conductor) - 1 May 2021
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Wind Symphony (Lauren Bobarsky, conductor) - 24 April 2021
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor) - 22 April 2021
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Yozviak, conductor) - 28 February 2021
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Wind Symphony (Mark Wallace, conductor) - 23 February 2021
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor) – 22 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Eastern Division Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 18 February 2020
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Knighten, conductor) – 25 November 2019
  • Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (Margaret Underwood, conductor)– 15 November 2019
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Symphony (Elliott Tackitt, conductor)– 10 October 2019
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gerard Morris, conductor) - 26 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 26 February 2019
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 15 February 2019
  • Delaware Winds (Nicholas Greeson, conductor) - 2 April 2019


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Carson, William S. "Sugarland." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 416-424. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Still, W.; Teter, D. (2013). Summerland : from "Three Visions" [score]. William Grant Still Music: Flagstaff, Ariz.