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Prophecy of the Earth


Genre: Solo Organ with Band
# of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 5 | Duration: 10:50
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 1999

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    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.

    Genre: Solo Organ with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1
    Level: 5 | Duration: 10:50

    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



    Timpani (4 drums)
    Percussion 1 (chimes, vibraphone, bells)
    Percussion 2 (crotales, crash cymbals, tam-tam, vibraphone, xylophone)
    Percussion 3 (anvil, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, marimba, 3 tom-toms, small bass drum, bells)
    Percussion 4 (marimba, snare drum, 6 roto-toms, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, chimes)

    Program Notes
    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

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      Prophecy of the Earth played by Gustavus Wind Orchestra at their home concert 4 14 2012
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