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Anne McGinty

Anne McGinty


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General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Queenwood/Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

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

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Parade Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Montoursville Area Hgih School Band, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Dennis Carpenter, Director, in memory of Michelle Bohlin, Julie Grimm, and Monica Weaver.

- Program Note from score


Based on the Shaker melody Simple Gifts, this piece is a celebration of life and the eternal spirit of humanity. Lighthearted and joyous, simple yet powerful, this piece is a tribute to the three band members from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Area High School who tragically lost their lives aboard TWA Flight 800, with the composer's royalties donated to the band's 'Tis A Scholarship Fund for music education.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: V
  • Mississippi: V-A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University Wind Ensemble of Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Campus Band (Eric Wiltshire, conductor) – 15 November 2017
  • Colts Neck (N.J.) Community Band (Richard Grossman, conductor) – 13 November 2014
  • Concordia University Portland (Ore.) Wind Ensemble – Spring 2011


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Anne McGinty website Accessed 12 September 2021
  • McGinty, A. (1997). 'Tis a Gift [score]. Queenwood: United States.