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Solace (band)

BandElectroacoustic

Solace is an introspective work, constructed entirely from a single nine-tone row. Scored for standard wind ensemble plus electronics, the work seamlessly augments the timbre and power of the band by using and transforming recordings of individual players from within the group.

Nine Tone Row used in Solace

Commissioning Consortium:

  • University of North Carolina Greensboro, John Locke and Kevin Geraldi (lead commissioner)
  • Baylor University, Eric Wilson
  • Bowling Green University, Bruce Moss
  • Furman University, Leslie Hicken
  • Harrison High School, Kennesaw, GA, David Vandewalker
  • Illinois State University, Stephen Steele
  • Indiana University, Stephen Pratt
  • Kennesaw State University, David Kehler
  • Shenandoah Conservatory, Damon Talley
  • SUNY Potsdam Crane School, Brian Doyle
  • Texas Tech University, Sarah McKoin
  • University of Kansas, Paul Popiel
  • University of Miami, Gary Green
  • University of New Mexico, Eric Rombach-Kendall

Genres:   ElectroacousticLyrical

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General Info

Year(s) composed: 2012

Duration: 13:00

Commissioned by: UNCG and a consortium of American universities (see list)

Premiered

9 October 2012, University of North Carolina Greensboro Wind Ensemble, Kevin Geraldi, conductor

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Flute I (dbl. Picc) – II – III
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Clarinet in Bb I – II – III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I (dbls. Sop.) – II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet I – II – III
Horn in F I – II – III – IV
Trombone I – II – III
Euphonium I – II
Tuba I – II

Contrabass
Piano
Keyboard (triggers electronics)

Timpani
Percussion 1: Crotales, Glockenspiel
Percussion 2: Vibraphone
Percussion 3: Crotales (shared with Perc. 1), Suspended Cymbals, Suspended Crash (large)
Percussion 4: Tam-tam
Percussion 5: Bass Drum