Ode to R.S.

Ode to R.S.

  • Composer: Koh, Chang-Su
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 11:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A059S


Premiered by the Lone Star Wind Orchestra conducted by Eugene Corporon at the 2012 Midwest Band/Orchestra Clinic.

Ode to R.S. is dedicated to Schumann's 200th birth year. Done in theme and variation form, the melody comes from an original hymn by 16th century French composer Loys Bourgeois. The clarinet section introduces Schumann’s own harmonization of the Figurierter chorale as a beautiful, gentle choir in C major. Five unique variations follow, exploring and teasing with style, sonority and individual expressiveness. The bright conclusion employs a surprise contrapuntal entrance of Schumann’s Traumerei superimposed over the full ensemble’s emphatic restatement of the main chorale.


Piccolo (Flute 3)
Flute 1 & 2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1, 2 & 3
Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet (Bass Clarinet)
Alto Saxophone 1 & 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet 1, 2, 3 & 4
Horn 1, 2, 3 & 4
Trombone 1 & 2
Bass Trombone

String Bass
Snare Drum / Bass Drum / 3 Wood Blocks
Triangle / Tam-tam / Suspended Cymbal / Crash Cymbals
Vibraphone / Glockenspiel / Xylophone

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