In the Spirit of Unity

Grade

4

Price

$80.00

Duration

5:09

Written for

Standard Concert Band

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Premiered on

March, 2018

Commissoned by

Dillard Center of the Arts

Published by

Murphy Music Press

In the Spirit of Unity is an original composition inspired by the aesthetics of a love relationship. To capture the warmth of passion and companionship, the work is mostly lyrical, showcasing beautiful soaring tutti melodies and rich harmonic accompaniment. The solo passages over the opening drones express the initial quarks and butterflies of expression in a new relationship. As the piece develops there are statements of disagreement, but they are always met with harmonic resolution. Masterful color shifting near the ending shares a profound message of continued mutual respect, acceptance, and eternal attraction – All characteristics of the Spirit of Unity.

Instrumentation

  • Piccolo 

  • Flute 1-2 

  • Oboe 1-2 

  • Bassoon 

  • Clarinet 1 

  • Clarinet 2-3 

  • Bass Clarinet 

  • Alto Sax 1-2 

  • Tenor Sax 

  • Bari Sax

  • Trumpet in Bb 1 

  • Trumpet in Bb 2 

  • Trumpet in Bb 3 

  • F. Horn 1 

  • F. Horn 2 

  • Trombone 1 

  • Trombone 2 

  • Trombone 3 

  • Euphonium 

  • Tuba

  • Timpani 

  • Bells 

  • Vibraphone (with active motor) 

  • Chimes 

  • Percussion 1 (Wind Chimes, Snare Drum, Bass Drum) 

  • Percussion 2 (Suspended Cymbal, Triangle)

Audio Sample

In the Spirit of Unity
00:00 / 05:09

More Movements (if applicable)

Movement 2

00:00 / 01:04

Movement 3

00:00 / 01:04

Movement 4

00:00 / 01:04

Movement 5

00:00 / 01:04
 

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