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Stained Glass (Perc Ens 11 + Piano)

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Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 11 + piano
Level: Difficult | Duration: 10:30
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 1994

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Stained Glass is an absolute classic for percussion that has become a staple in the repertoire. Cast in three continuous movements – Foyers, Cathedrals and Suncatchers – the piece was inspired by the beauty and color of stained glass and the various places you might find it. The publication received a makeover in the summer of 2010 with newly formatted parts, complete with proper page turns and cues.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 11 + piano
    Level: Difficult | Duration: 10:30

    Instrumentation
    Percussion 1 (bells, xylophone)
    Percussion 2 (crotales [upper octave], bells)
    Percussion 3 (chimes, brake drum)
    Percussion 4 (4-octave marimba)
    Percussion 5 (4-octave marimba)
    Percussion 6 (5-octave marimba)
    Percussion 7 (3-octave vibraphone, suspended cymbal, 2 crystal glasses)
    Percussion 8 (3-octave vibraphone, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, 2 crystal glasses)
    Percussion 9 (bass drum, large tam-tam, temple blocks)
    Percussion 10 (4 low concert toms, 5 roto-toms, F# crotale, triangle)
    Percussion 11 (5 timpani)
    Piano

    Program Notes
    Stained Glass is a work for percussion ensemble inspired by the beauty and color of stained glass. The work is cast in three continuous movements. The first movement, Foyers, is so named because of its reference to the many variations of stained glass found in the entrances of dwellings. As doorways lead to the main living areas of homes, so does this movement serve as a sort of 'prelude' leading to the other two movements. The second movement bears the title Cathedrals and seeks to create the mysteriousness and grandeur of the many great cathedrals of the world which are laden with a multitude of stained glass. The final movement, Sun Catchers, begins joyously in the bright key of E major. If one can imagine all the radiant colors which are reflected by a variety of multicolored sun catchers, then a mind set for this movement can be achieved." An absolute classic you should not overlook!

  • Video

    • Vic Firth Presents: Stained Glass by David R. Gillingham

      David R. Gillingham's "Stained Glass" is performed by the University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lance Drege. This video is part I in a spotlight series on David Gillingham. Don't miss David's discussion of Stained Glass and Vic Firth's full interview with David, including his thoughts on scoring for percussion ensemble. For more great percussion ensemble performances, please visit http://www.vicfirth.com Note from the Composer: "'Stained Glass' is a work for percussion esnemble inspired by the beauty and color of stained glass. The work is cast in three continuous movements. The first movement, Foyers, is so named because of its reference to the many variations of stained glass found in the entrances of dwellings. As doorways lead to the main living areas of homes, so does this movement serve as a sort of 'prelude' leading to the other two movements. The second movement bears the title Cathedrals and seeks to create the mysteriousness and grandeur of the many great cathedrals of the world which are laden with a multitude of stained glass. The final movement, Sun Catchers, begins joyously in the bright key of E major. If one can imagine all the radiant colors which are reflected by a variety of multicolored sun catchers, then a mind set for this movement can be achieved." David R. Gillingham (b. 1947) has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire, including several compositions for percussion ensemble.
    • Vic Firth interview with composer David Gillingham

      David R. Gillingham (b. 1947) has an international reputation for the works he has written for band and percussion. Many of these works are now considered standards in the repertoire, including several compositions for percussion ensemble - the most notable being "Stained Glass". As recognition to his efforts in promoting percussion within his library of over 60 works for concert band and percussion ensemble, Vic Firth sat down with David to gain some insights from his compositional experience in the field of percussion.
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