Prophecy of the Earth (Organ Feature). By David Gillingham. For Soloist(s) with Concert Band (Piccolo, Flute 1/2, Oboe 1/2, Bassoon 1/2, Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 1/2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3, F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4, Trombone 1, 2, 3, Euphonium, Tuba, Organ, Harp, Timpani, Percussion 1 (chimes, v). Grade 5. Score and parts. Duration 10:50. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.04560).
Characterized by sinister themes and dissonant harmonies, Prophecy of the Earth seeks to illuminate the ecological woes of our planet. The "cry of the earth" is represented by dramatic and haunting themes through out this ambitious band composition.
Prophecy of the Earth is a symphonic poem for band and organ, which was commissioned by the J.J. Pearce High School Band, Matthew McInturf, conductor. Hear the cry of the Earth! Heed Her tale of woe! Havoc and destruction She has to come to know. Care for and nurture Her mighty expanse, And render eternal peace And life advance. - David R. Gillingham (1993).