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Tower of Inspiration

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MSgt. Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c.
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Excelcia Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Robert Thurston’s Tower of Inspiration has something of interest for every young performer in your ensemble. A stately fanfare sets up a noble ceremonial march theme, and softer interludes provide dynamic and textural contrast.

- Program Note from publisher


I wrote Tower of Inspiration for the Duncan Middle School Band in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to help celebrate the retirement of the only band director they'd ever had, Tammy Roggen. Tammy also happens to be a friend of mine from my college days; she and I went to Florida State University at the same time, and we knew each other in the Marching Chiefs. When the Duncan Band premiered the piece, it was called Panther Processional, in honor of their school mascot. For publication I needed a title so that even bands whose rival schools' mascots were panthers could play it too. Tammy was Duncan Middle School's band director from the day it opened – she had been there for 26 years. She motivated her students to do their best, and so I though the expression "tower of inspiration" was appropriate.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Texas: I. Complete


Performances

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