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In This Broad Earth (symphony orchestra)

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  • Year

    2016
  • Difficulty

    Medium
  • Duration

    04:00 min

Instrumentation:   Orchestra

Genres:   Fanfare

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 for orchestra adapted from the version for band of the same title. 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 was (fittingly) arranged by Verena for the Durham Medical Orchestra to premiere in December, 2016.

Premiered

11 December 2016, Durham Medical Orchestra, Baldwin Auditorium, Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant, conductor

Technical Info

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Flute I-II-III (doubles Picc.)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Clarinet in B♭ I-II-III

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

Timpani
Perc. 1: Glockenspiel, Crash Cymbal, Tam-tam
Perc. 2: Suspended Cymbal
Perc. 3: Snare Drum
Perc. 4: Sandblocks, Shaker, Crash Cymbal
Perc. 5: Bass Drum
Perc. 6: Vibraphone (optional)

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