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The Three Embraces

For Wind Symphony

By Carter Pann

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Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble Piccolo, 2 Flute 1, 2 Flute 2, 2 Flute 3, 2 Flute 4, 2 Oboes, 3 Bb Clarinet 1, 3 Bb Clarinet 2, 3 Bb Clarinet 3, 3 Bb Clarinet 4, 2 Bb Bass Clarinet (with low C), 2 Bassoons, 2 Bb Soprano Saxophone, 2 Eb Alto Saxophone, 2 Bb Tenor Saxophone, 2 Eb Baritone Saxophone, 2 Bb Trumpet 1, 2 Bb Trumpet 2, 2 Bb Trumpet 3, 2 Bb Trumpet 4, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trombone 1, 2 Trombone 2, 2 Bass Trombones, 2 Euphoniums, 4 Tubas, Piano/Celesta (1 or 2 players), Harp, Contrabass, Timpani, Percussion 1:, (Glockenspiel, Small Triangle, Med. Susp. Cymbal, Snare Drum, Temple Blocks), Percussion 2:, (Vibraphone-bow needed, Small Triangle, Snare Drum, Med. Susp. Cymbal), Percussion 3:, (Small Triangle, Pair of Hanging Finger Cymbals, Med. Susp. Cymbal, Bass Drum, High Wood Block, Crotales-pitches as in Mvt.III, m 139, Sleighbells)
For Wind Symphony. Composed by Carter Pann (1972-). Premiered in Macky Auditorium. Contemporary. Full score (study). With Standard notation. Composed 2013. 48 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #115-40214F. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11540214F).

Item Number: PR.11540214F

ISBN 1598065742.

The first two of three movements are meant to be "aural aromas," says Pann, with soft, languid, and lush winds ("a long trail of the softest dynamics"). Harp and celesta are used to impart "an aura of ancient, inward elegance." The Three Embraces ends with a celebratory mix of "pastoral melodies juxtaposed over more modern, angular harmonies." Written to celebrate Allan McMurray's 35 years as Director of Bands at the University of Colorado. (all quotes from the composer) Duration: 12'30".

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