Prophecy of the Earth


Prophecy of the Earth


Gillingham, David R.

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

Organ Feature

Characterized by sinister themes and dissonant harmonies, Prophecy of the Earth seeks to illuminate the ecological woes of our planet. The "cry of the earth" is represented by dramatic and haunting themes through out this ambitious band composition.

Program Notes

Prophecy of the Earth is a symphonic poem for band and organ, which was commissioned by the J.J. Pearce High School Band, Matthew McInturf, conductor.

Hear the cry of the Earth!
Heed Her tale of woe!
Havoc and destruction
She has to come to know.

Care for and nurture
Her mighty expanse,
And render eternal peace
And life advance.

- David R. Gillingham

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 1999
Number of Players: Standard + 1
Duration: 10:50

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Sample PDF

  • prophecy-score.pdf
  • Instrumentation

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

    Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3
    F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4
    Trombone 1, 2, 3



    Timpani (4 drums)
    Percussion 1 (chimes, vibraphone, bells)
    Percussion 2 (crotales, crash cymbals, tam-tam, vibraphone, xylophone)
    Percussion 3 (anvil, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, marimba, 3 tom-toms, small bass drum, bells)
    Percussion 4 (marimba, snare drum, 6 roto-toms, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, chimes)