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Tattoo

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Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen


Subtitle: From 'Legacy,' a symphony for wind ensemble


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet or B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Bugle offstage (optional)x Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Although published separately, Tattoo is the final movement from the composer’s Legacy, a large-scale three-movement symphony for wind ensemble. It was commissioned for the bicentennial celebration of the United States Military Academy at West Point and “pays tribute to the gallantry, determination, loss, and courage of military men and women.”

The movement begins marked “Allegro molto” with unison trumpets playing Tattoo, the longest army bugle call that signals a return to quarters at the end of the day. The concluding section features additional bugle calls and introduces an old West Point song known as Henry Havens, an apparent reference to an off-limits tavern that is near the campus. This all leads directly to an exhilarating coda and finale. Colorful, dramatic, and exciting are all words that describe this powerful new work by one of our celebrated and influential American composers.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Florida International University (Miami) Symphonic Band (Barry Bernhardt, conductor) – 19 April 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Ewazen, E. (2015). Tattoo : For Concert Band (Grade 4) : From Legacy, a Symphony for Wind Ensemble [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tex.
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.9 (2016): 27. Print