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Winter Song

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Steve Danyew

Steve Danyew


Subtitle: For Solo Flute and Chamber Winds


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steve Danyew
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $149.99; (digital) - $149.99   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo C Flute
Flute I-II-III
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal, large
  • Tam-Tam (med./small)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

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Program Notes

Winter can, at times, present us with spectacular beauty – snow covered landscapes glistening in the morning sunlight. Other times, winter can be bleak and unforgiving. When I think of winter scenes, I mostly think of a stillness and quietness that is often not found other times of the year. I try in some way to reflect all of these sights and feelings in Winter Song. This piece is based on one of my favorite sonorities – the major 7th chord. There is much stillness and starkness in the music throughout, but at times the music grows intense and dramatic, especially as the work leads to a climax in the middle of the piece. After this point, we hear the beginnings of a familiar bird call (the black capped Chickadee), perhaps a sign of spring. The quiet and stark music begins to grow warmer at the end, hinting at the gradual relenting of winter and the unfolding of spring.

Winter Song for chamber winds and solo flute was commissioned in 2018 by Sam Houston State University and conductor Brian Gibbs.

- Program Note by composer


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Performances

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  • Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Brian Gibbs, conductor; Kathryn Daniel, flute) – 13 April 2019


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