Each time the black sun rises, dazzling and tremendous, its sadness flows into us. It climbs into the air.
Bernard S. Parker World War I Sheet Music Collection - UF Special and Area Studies Collections
Play on, play on- what can we do but long for this dragon-water from the Black Sea to fall on us? You are not surprised at the force of the storm- you have seen it growing. Now you must go out into your heart as onto a vast plain. Now The immense loneliness begins. Through the empty branches the sky remains. It is what you have. Be the earth now, and the evensong. Be the ground lying under that sky, so that he who began it all can feel you when he reaches for you.
Fanfare Magnificat — This stately march, with chorale section, was inspired by English brass band traditions and has moments of power and beauty. The main theme is borrowed from the first four notes of Flourish for Wind Band and Toccata Marziale by Ralph Vaughan Williams, in respect for years of inspiration. Great for a concert opener, contest, or commencement. This is the first piece I wrote upon arriving in St Louis.
After a brief canonic opening introducing the primary theme, Gateway Overture moves into a quick march-like statement with the backdrop of a full percussion section.
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Ostinatos throughout the ensemble make this a very accessible piece for younger ensembles. Illuminations: Visions of Hildegard Von Bingen — The Illuminations of Hildegard von Bingen were paintings of her mystical visions in which she saw the human being as a representation of the entire universe. She was a shining light in the Dark Ages. Using fragments of her chants, Gackstatter adds a powerful rhythmic accompaniment creating a haunting, yet driving work with some aleatoric passages.
This work is an expression of the many moods and majesty one finds simply by looking out to the lands surround us. Very Copland-esque. Gackstatter employs some unique effects throughout the piece, such as humming wine glasses and quiet vocal whispers. The People from Grouse Creek Symphony — A subtle beginning leading to an exciting motive and up tempo tune defines this classic piece by Gary Gacksttter. The People features a memorable melody with exciting treatment of percussion as well as woodwinds and brass.
Jump aboard the fiddle express, The People will take you on an enjoyable ride. The Sky from the Grouse Creek Symphony — one part of a larger work based on landscape art of the vast central plains. There is also Michigan State Institute of Music and Allied Arts materials that includes music programs and press releases. The collection also includes scrapbooks containing of concert programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and service bulletins including some from WWII.
Also included in the collection are music scores that were used as part of the Michigan Music Project, a Works Progress Administration initiative. The photographs in the collection includes images of cadet band, marching band, concert band, performance groups, Swartz Creek Band, music camps, music extension, fine arts festival, band day, and people.
There are also slides of the demolition of the old music practice building in , construction of the new music practice building in , and images of the finished music building in Collection is open for research. Box , folders are Restricted Band Rehearsal Attendance records.
Allen, Fight Song by F. Lankey arranged by Thornton W.
Stewart, Emerson Oelen arranged by Thornton W. Fight Song by F.
Lankey in Memory of F.