Printed set (Score & Parts)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 3 (optional)
[Percussion 1] Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine
[Percussion 2] Snare Drum, Wind Chimes
[Percussion 3] Bass Drum, Low Tom-tom, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Chimes
[Percussion 4] Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Chimes
The intent of this composition is to portray the spirit of a mythical hero of all the ages, spoken of since time immemorial.
The form is A-B-A, fast-slow-fast. Various phrases throughout the piece capture and utilize the character of each tonal group, brass, woodwind and percussion.
The introductory trumpet fanfare is in the middle voice and not difficult. Brass ranges and intervals remain reasonable, and most woodwind passages are unison, with piccolo an octave above flute. Percussion is limited to standard instruments, and given rhythms reflect basic training concepts.
Starting with a solemn atmosphere, the first half is rather stately, the middle interlude is romantic with a sentimental melody unfolding, the last half sprints like a horse running through a meadow, and the piece resolves with the stately feel of the introduction.
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