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Anthony O'Toole

Anthony O'Toole

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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bandworks Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00; (digital) - $15.00


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Program Notes

Up was completed in the spring of 2013. I had this piece on my back burner, so to speak, for months prior and hadn't really had the time to sit down and develop it the way I'd like. But the framework was there. And when my colleague and longtime musical friend Seth Wollam contacted me about a piece, I knew I had to finish it. So after a few days of hard work I had completed the work.

This composition was inspired by a picture of hot air balloons I saw. I've always enjoyed hot air balloons, the way they float in the sky and the bright colors of the balloons.

The work is a study of sorts in contrast and harmony, although those two elements are not the only focus. Up spins together beautiful melodies, fresh harmonies, a relentless ostinato, whimsical solos, and moments of pure exaltation and affirmation.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 22 September 2019
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (R. Tad Greig, conductor) – 22 March 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 27 April 2015
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony Band - 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer

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