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Bright Gleams a Beacon


Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 7:30
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2014

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    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Frank Tracz as director of bands at Kansas State University and the university's own 150th anniversary, Gillingham used fragments of the school's alma mater to craft a delightful and challenging Grade 3 work for symphonic band. Bright Gleams a Beacon is sure to be a memorable experience for students and audience members alike.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 7:30

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe 1
    Oboe 2
    Bassoon 1/2
    Bb Clarinet 1
    Bb Clarinet 2
    Bb Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1
    Bb Trumpet 2
    Bb Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1/2
    F Horn 3/4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Bass Trombone
    (TC Baritone)


    Timpani (4)
    Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, Crotales)
    Percussion 2 (Chimes, Marimba)
    Percussion 3 (Xylophone, Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals)
    Percussion 4 (Hi-Hat, 4 Toms)
    Percussion 5 (Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)

    Program Notes
    Bright Gleams a Beacon, commissioned by Kansas State University and Kansas State University Bands, honors Frank Tracz in his 20th year as Director of Bands and the 150th year celebration of Kansas State University. The title is taken from the first line of the third verse of the Kansas State University Alma Mater by H. W. Jones (Bright gleams a beacon across life’s sea...). Professor Tracz has been a “beacon” as a mentor to hundreds of music students over the past 20 years and the University has been a “beacon” of knowledge to thousands of students over the past 150 years.

    The work celebrates the achievements of both the University and Frank Tracz by using the Kansas State Alma Mater as the centerpiece of thematic material supplemented with other celebratory motives by the composer.

    Selected as a 2014 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice!

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