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Symphony No 4 (Fairouz)

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Mohammed Fairouz

Mohammed Fairouz


Subtitle: In the Shadow of No Towers


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 35:05
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Peer Music Classical
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $40.00


Movements

1. The New Normal – 9:48
2. Notes of a Heartbroken Narcissist – 7:30
3. One Nation Under Two Flags – 7:25
4. Anniversaries – 8:45


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II-III
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III-IV
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-IVI
Horn in F I-IVIII
Trombone I-IVI
Tuba I-II-III
String Bass (amplified)
Piano (amplified)
Harp (amplified)
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Inspired by Art Spiegelman's graphic novel In The Shadow of No Towers. The work evokes the cataclysm of 9/11 and its repercussions -- from personal to the national -- over the years. The work was premiered by the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble in 2013.

- Program Note by publisher

Extended program notes may be found here.


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Fairouz, M.; Spiegelman, A. (2013). Symphony no. 4 : In The Shadow Of No Towers : For Large Wind Ensemble [score]. Peermusic Classical: New York.
  • Mohammed Fairouz website