Alan Lee Silva
Score and Part(s)Performing Ensemble
: Concert BandInstrumentation
: Flute 1, 2, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Trumpet 1, 2, 3 in Bb, Horn 1, 2 in F, Tuba, Alto Saxophone 1, 2 in Eb, Alto Clarinet in Eb, Baritone B.C., Mallet Percussion (Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone, CItem Number:
CPS82Number of Pages:
Carl Fischer MusicPrint Status:
Written with the lilt and flavor of the Scottish Highlands, this original Alan Lee Silva piece is a joyous new addition to the concert band repertoire. The pulsing 6/8 rhythms are contrasted by momentary feelings of 3/4, as the melody floats over punctuated harmonies. This piece contains contrast, with a slower middle section featuring a divine flute melody, accompanied by the sound of "bagpipe" drones in the other voices. This grand Scottishstyle melody develops to a climax before the wistful return of the main theme, and an up-tempo coda completes the piece.