Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba & Winds

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Daniel McCarthy

General Info

Year of Published: 1993
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 00:14:30
Cost: $86.50




Wind Ensemble

Woodwinds: Flute & Oboe & Clarinet & Bass Clarinet & Soprano Saxophone & Bassoon
Brass: Trumpet & French Horn & Trombone & Tuba
Percussion: Snare Drum & Tom-toms & Woodblock & Temple Block & Claves & Afuche & Bongos & Suspended Cymbal & Gong & Castanets

Program Notes

The title Chamber Symphony indicates that the wind ensemble is more intimately involved (musically speaking) with the soloist than an accompaniment as in a concerto. In this regard, the single winds and marimba are treated integrally although the marimba is the featured instrument. This piece was commissioned by Cort McClaren, president of C. Alan Publications and the School of Music at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The piece was premiered at the Southeast chapter of the Music Educators National Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina in the fall of 1994 with the American Marimba soloist Michael Burritt, professor of percussion studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The lush outdoors of northwestern Michigan's lower peninsula directly inspired the first and third movements, respectively "Deer Hunting in Michigan" and "The Stuff of Adventure." McCarthy developed a strong attachment to this region, being born in Onekoma, Michigan, growing up in Bay City, Michigan, and attending the Interlochen Art Academy during his High School years. While at the Interlochen Arts Academy he studied trumpet and piano for four years. Daniel McCarthydedicated this composition to his trumpet teacher at Interlochen, John Lindenau.

Works for Percussion by this Composer

The 9s - Timpani Solo
American Dance Music - Brass Quintet, Drum set and Xylophone
Balance of Power: Percussion & Timpani
Bundles of Sticks: Bassoon and Percussion
(The) Call of Boromir Horn and Marimba
Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba & Winds
Concerto for Marimba, Percussion, and Synthesizers
Dance on Wahbekaness Solo Marimba
Dance Music: Percussion Ensemble
Event Horizon - Brass Quintet and Timpani
Infinity - Trumpet and Marimba/Vibes
Knock Yourself Out! - Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, drum set/perc.
KraftWerk Tuba and Percussion
Ms. Thang! - Marimba and Soprano Saxophone
On The Edge Trombone and Percussion
Razdraz - Marimba and Soprano (or Alto) Saxophone
Rimbadance: Marimba and Percussion Duo
Rimbasly - Marimba Solo with CD
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Symphonic Band
Rimbasly: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion
Rimbasly: Marimba and Piano
River is the Way - Percussion Ensemble (10)
Song of Middle Earth: Marimba/Percussion Solo w/perc.
Swords of Power: Percussion Duo
Underwood Concerto: Marimba and Orchestra
Visions and Apparitions - Marimba and Soprano (or Alto) Saxophone
War Hammer - Marimba Solo with CD
Wild & Peacefull - Chamber Winds with perf/marimba
Xyprexia: Marimba Solo with Percussion Ens.