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In This Broad Earth (brass ensemble)

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  • Year

    2017
  • Difficulty

    Medium
  • Duration

    02:00 min

Instrumentation:   Chamber

Genres:   BrassBrass and PercussionBrass EnsembleFanfare

COME, said the Muse,
Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted,
Sing me the Universal.

In this broad Earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed Perfection.

– from Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Universal” from Leaves of Grass

In This Broad Earth is a short fanfare adapted from the band work of the same name. Inspired by beauty I witness when hiking in the Austrian Alps with my wife, Verena, the music celebrates the earth, our only home (for now). This version is a shortened reworking for brass ensemble and percussion.

Premiered

4 February 2017, Durham Medical Orchestra Brass and Percussion, Durham, NC

Technical Info

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Trumpet in B♭ I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II

Timpani
Perc. 1: Suspended Cymbal
Perc. 2: Snare Drum
Perc. 3: Sandblocks, Shaker, Crash Cymbal
Perc. 4: Bass Drum
Perc. 5: Glockenspiel, Crash Cymbal, Tam-tam

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