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Songs Without Words : for saxophone quartet and wind band

by David Stanhope (2002)

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Work Overview

This is a version of my "Three Poems by Gwen Harwood". Due to the neglect of the original I rearranged it for saxophone quartet and concert band, adding many florid revisions, especially for all members of the quartet. It requires a sophisticated musical lyricism.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Saxophone quartet, concert band: piccolo, 2 flutes, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in E flat, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 trumpets in B flat, 4 horns in F, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players).

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Questions -- 2. Innocence -- 3. Acceptance

Commission note: Commissioned by a consortium of twenty United States universities and colleges.

First performance: by David Stanhope — 23 Mar 02. Performed by College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Intercollegiate Band

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23 Mar 02: Performed by College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Intercollegiate Band. Featuring David Stanhope.

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