Memorial (Symphonic Band)

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Memorial  for Symphonic Band  [4 minutes] - Grade 3.5

Performed by the California State University, Long Beach, Wind Symphony with John Carnahan (Conductor) at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Instrumentation:  2 Flutes, Oboe, 3 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, 3 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Orchestral Bells, Chimes, & 2 Percussion.

Year Composed:  2011

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Memorial was composed to commemorate my friend, John Lindeman, a great educator and musician.   John always worked very hard and would go far beyond the tasks at hand because he loved being involved and helping others.  He faced many challenges in life but always took them on with great strength and warmth.  This piece is meant to commemorate that strength and warmth and serve as a tribute to the triumph of his life.  Memorial follows a modified chaconne form with the opening chorale stating the progression that will continue recurring throughout the piece.  Melodic lines are layered over the harmonies with a triumphant sounding B section interrupting the pattern after the third and fourth iterations of the progression.  The solo french horn, trumpet, and flute represent the voices of friends while saving the solo saxophone and clarinet (John’s instruments) for the end as a final goodbye.  John was a dear friend and I hope that this piece will help serve as a reminder of his life and all that he accomplished.

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