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When the Morning Stars Sang

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James Curnow

James Curnow


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $79.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute (Piccolo)
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Piccolo Snare Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle, medium
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A remarkable work representing the highest standards of band composition that tells the Biblical story of Job and his never-give-up attitude. Based on the spiritual Balm in Gilead, it is at times intimate and reflective, at times exuberant and unrelenting but ultimately uplifting and inspiring. There is much to appreciate in the scoring, from transparent textures that allow each voice in the ensemble to be heard to the captivating power of the full ensemble; the full spectrum of sound is displayed.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the East Shore Honors Band, Port Huron, Michigan, by David and Barbara Teeple; Scott Teeple, conductor, in memory of Barb's mother, Florence Loxton.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Maryland: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Curnow, J. (2005). When the Morning Stars Sang [score]. Curnow Music: Wilmore, Ky.
  • Perusal score