Originally commissioned as a percussion ensemble piece to honor composer & percussionist Lynn Glassock, Legacies is a rousing work of great depth and variety. Using a similar instrumentation and rhythmic quotes from Glassock's classic work "Factions," Daughtrey has created a completely original and challenging tribute to one of his first compositional influences. Christopher Nelson has done a brilliant job of bringing this piece to life with the symphonic band, adding more color, passion, and power than the original version could ever evoke!
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
Level: 5 | Duration: 8:10
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Clarinet 3
B-flat Clarinet 4
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
B-flat Trumpet 3
B-flat Trumpet 4
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
F Horn 3
F Horn 4
Timpani & Slapstick
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Bongos, Medium & Low Toms, Bell Tree, Splash, Suspended, & China Cymbals)
Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Concert Tom, Medium Woodblock, shared Sizzle Cymbal, shared Concert Bass Drum)
Percussion 3 (Bells, optional Crotales [2 octaves], 3 Woodblocks, Suspended & China Cymbals)
Percussion 4 (5-octave Marimba, Tam_Tam, Kick Bass Drum, Medium Low Tom, shared Sizzle Cymbal, shared Concert Bass Drum)
Percussion 5 (Chimes, Xylophone, Claves)
Legacies was originally commissioned as a percussion ensemble work for 10 players by the North Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society to honor renowned composer/percussionist/educator Lynn Glassock, who recently retired from his position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This commission has a particularly special meaning to me, as Lynn's percussion octet "Layers" was the first percussion ensemble work I ever played. The impact his music has had on the world of percussion is immense, not to mention the impact it has had on my own compositions.
As a starting point, I used very similar instrumentation to Lynn’s piece “Factions” for 10 percussionists. The opening unison rhythm from “Factions” is also quoted and fragmented throughout “Legacies.” All of the melodic and harmonic material was derived from chromatically spelling out the name LYNN GLASSOCK with pitches.
Christopher Nelson has done a brilliant job of bringing this piece to life with the symphonic band, adding more color, passion, and power than the original version could ever evoke!