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Rescue [wind band] - PDF FULL SET

SKU: EH0017B
  • Rescue

    for wind band

    [2020, arr. 2021, pub. 2023]


    E.K.R. Hammell


    WINNER: 2023 Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition - Canadian Band Association

    Original orchestral version commissioned by the Kingston Youth Orchestra


    SCORE VIDEO (watch & listen):



    EH0017 - Rescue (for wind band) - PERUSAL SCORE PDF



    -PDF Full Set (Conductor's Score & All Parts)

    -Available in electronic/PDF format only. 

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    difficulty / grade:

    medium-hard / 3.0-3.5



    3 mins



    Fl 1 . 2 | Ob | Bsn | BbCl 1 . 2 . 3 | BsCl | ASx 1 . 2 | TSx | BSx | BbTpt 1 . 2 . 3 | FHn 1 . 2 | Tbn 1 . 2 . 3 | Euph(BC&TC) | Tba | Basses (Tba part written 8va) | Perc*1 . 2 . 3 . 4 : 1st-Timp/Tri | 2nd - Glock/SuspCym |  3rd - Mar and/or Xylo/CrshCym | 4th - BD/Tamb

    *Percussion parts are planned so as to be playable by a minimum of 4 percussionists (one player per part/staff)

    program notes:

    The inspiration behind RESCUE, while giving impressions of fantastical adventure and heroism, is actually grounded in everyday reality. At its heart, this piece is for young people, about young people. In our youth, we often rely on people close to us to rescue us from moments of distress. Additionally, our youth is a period when we develop the ability to see beyond our immediate surroundings, and serve a purpose greater than our own. Rescue is a celebration of this exciting, tumultuous time in our lives and everything that becomes of it.

    RESCUE was originally conceived as a work for youth orchestra, having been commissioned in 2019 on the occasion of the Kingston Youth Orchestra’s 50th anniversary. Having completed the orchestral version in early 2020, the composer then created this wind band adaptation in 2021, which was selected as the winner of the 2023 Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition, the annual national award for composition hosted by the Canadian Band Association.

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