Lifesongs

Price: 
$252.00
Item Code:
08400
Composer: 
Gillingham, David R.
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Using the text of three life-affirming poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lifesongs is cast in three section that coincide with three stages of life. The text and the music wavers through many emotions: radiant and upbeat, mournful and depressing, dark and militaristic, reflective and joyful. The final lines reflect the overall sentiment of the piece, "O Fear not in a world like this, and thou shalt know erelong, know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong."

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 2004
Number of Players: Standard + Choir
Duration: 20:00

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Instrumentation

Flute 1/Piccolo
Flute 2
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2/3
Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1/2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2/3
F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
Trombone 1/2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba

String Bass
Piano

SATB Choir

Timpani
Percussion 1 (bells, crotales, xylophone)
Percussion 2 (vibraphone, hi-hat, suspended cymbal, 2 brake drums, tambourine)
Percussion 3 (chimes, tam-tam, tambourine, crash cymbals, hi-hat)
Percussion 4 (marimba [5-oct.], 3 toms, small bass drum, suspended cymbal, log drum [2 pitches], slapstick, field drum)