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Dusk (band)


This simple, chorale-like work captures the reflective calm of dusk, paradoxically illuminated by the fiery hues of sunset. I’m always struck by the dual nature of this experience, as if witnessing an event of epic proportions silently occurring in slow motion. Dusk is intended as a short, passionate evocation of this moment of dramatic stillness.

Video masterclass covering interpretive aspects of the piece, led by Steven Davis with the UMKC Wind Symphony.

NOTE: Dusk was revised to version 1.4 in 2008, and all sets printed and sold since May 2008 should be the new version. The old version (1.2) is NOT compatible (I extended bar 35 by one beat, and changed the time signatures/barring in the last 5 bars). If you’ve ordered the set and score separately at different times, or are doing an honor band/clinic, be sure to compare version numbers (found in the lower left hand corner of the score and on the parts).

Genres:   Lyrical

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Distributor: Hal Leonard


General Info

Year(s) composed: 2004, rev. 2008

Duration: 06:30

Commissioned by: Langley High School Wind Symphony, Andrew Gekoskie, conductor


MENC National Convention, April, 2004, Langley High School Wind Symphony, Andrew Gekoskie, cond.

Technical Info

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Flute 1
Flute 2/3
Oboe 1/2
Bassoon 1/2
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2/3
Eb Alto Clarinet (optional)
Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-alto Clarinet (optional)
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2/3
Horn in F 1/2
Horn in F 3/4
Trombone 1/2
Trombone 3

Crash Cymbal, Sus. Cymbal, Bass Dr.

Difficulty: Moderate


Initial Release: 1.2

Current Version: 1.4.3

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