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Recording Credits for December Snow: Performance by the William Mason High School Wind Symphony, Micah Ewing, Director Used with permission from Mark Records Catalog ID# 52620-MCD www.MarkCustom.com


D E C E M B E R S N OW F O R

C O N C E R T

B A N D

FR A NK T ICHELI I N S T R U M E N T A T I O N

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Full Score

10 Trombone /Euphonium B.C. / Bassoon

10 Flute /Oboe

2

Euphonium T.C.

12 Bb Clarinet

4 Tuba

2

Bb Bass Clarinet

1

Electric Bass Guitar (optional)

6

Eb Alto Saxophone

2

Triangle/Sleigh Bells

2

Bb Tenor Saxophone

2

Eb Baritone Saxophone

2

Snare Drum/Bass Drum The snare drum part is played by a small drum or a snare drum (with snares off)

8

Bb Trumpet

1 Glockenspiel

4

F Horn

3

Percussion Score

P R I N T E D O N A RC H I VA L PA P E R

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P R O G R A M

N O T E

was inspired by memories of one of nature’s simple wonders. While it has been decades since I lived in a northern climate, I still remember the pure joy of those magical early-winter snow flurries, a joy I endeavored to capture in this piece. Specific events are suggested by the music, and indicated verbally in the score: “first snowflakes... snow picking up...out for a sleigh ride...returning home for hot chocolate.” Bright percussion colors of triangle, sleigh bells, and glockenspiel combine with gently floating melodic lines to give the piece its wintry feeling; but it all ends warmly with a simple canon and gentle reminder of the opening theme.

D E C E M B E R

S N O W

R E H E A R S A L

N O T E S

A-Sections: Bars 1-26 & 39-54: The music is enhanced by quarter-rest silences in the winds suggesting delicacy and space. It is important that the young players observe the silences—filled only by triangle and bells in the first eleven bars—and that they be encouraged to understand silence as a powerful musical tool.

B-Section: Bars 27-38: This section is all about contrast. The energy increases, the meter changes, the texture becomes more march-like (although gently so), a new instrument appears (sleigh bells), and the entire section is repeated. The indication for some to play second time only provides further contrast. The conductor may wish to experiment with the percussion here, perhaps having sleigh bells play the first time only, or possibly having drums play second time only while sleigh bells and glockenspiel play both times. The greater goal is not necessarily to adhere strictly to my percussion indications here, but to achieve some kind of audible contrast between the first statement and its repeat.

Coda: Bars 55-end: A gentle canon between the clarinets/trumpets and flutes/oboes leads to one final hint of the main melody. It is important that the canonic voices in measures 55 to 59 be balanced, and, to that end, it may be necessary to have some, or all trumpets rest here. The conductor is left to his/ her discretion in this regard, choosing whatever option produces the more beautiful and convincing musical effect.

Frank Ticheli Pasadena, California


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DECEMBER SNOW     

q = c. 112

Flute Oboe Bb Clarinet

Eb Alto Saxophone

    

 Bb Tenor Saxophone      Bb Trumpet   F Horn Low Brass & Woodwinds

  

   

FOR CONCERT BAND

2

       

Eb Alto Sax.

  Bb Tpt. 

Bb Ten. Sax.

Low Br. & Low Ww's. Tri. Sl. Bells

   

S.D. B.D. Glock.

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p

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13

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Small drum or snare drum with snares off

 

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div.

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     

     

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up 11 Snow picking 12 

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6

 10

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5

Bb Cl.

TRIANGLE

     Fl. Ob. 

  

 Triangle   p Sleigh Bells   Small Drum   Bass Drum     Glockenspiel     p 7

FRANK TICHELI

3 First snowflakes 4

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Eb Alto Sax.

Bb Ten. Sax.

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Eb Alto Sax.

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27 Out for a sleigh ride

Fl. Ob.

Bb Cl.

Eb Alto Sax.

2nd x only 28     Play        

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        

 

29

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33    

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  Bb Tpt. 

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34

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  Fl.   Ob. 

39 A Tempo

Bb Cl.

Eb Alto Sax.

   p    

  Bb Tpt. 

Low Br. & Low Ww's.

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  Fl.  Ob.  45

Bb Cl.

Eb Alto Sax.

Bb Ten. Sax.

F Hn.

Low Br. & Low Ww's.

Tri. Sl. Bells S.D. B.D.

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 Glock.    

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

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(+Tuba)

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43

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42

 

   

 Bb Tpt. 

41

     

 

 

p

Tri. Sl. Bells

40

mp

p

Bb Ten. Sax.

F Hn.

mf

 

mf

4

 

   

  

unis.

 

 

     

       

 


  Fl.     Ob.  51

Bb Cl.

Eb Alto Sax.

p

   p      

  

p

  Bb Tpt. 

Bb Ten. Sax.

F Hn.

52

p

Tri. Sl. Bells S.D. B.D. Glock.

       p

(TRI.)

59

Bb Cl.

Eb Alto Sax.



 Bb Tpt. 

Low Br. & Low Ww's.

Tri. Sl. Bells S.D. B.D. Glock.

  



   

  

     

  

     

     

    60

        

 

    

    

   

(TRI.)

61



       

  

   



  



  

  Fl.    Ob. 

F Hn.

  

     

p

Bb Ten. Sax.

  

 

  

for hot chocolate 55 Returning home 56 57



  

p

54

  

  

  

   

  

p

Low Br. & Low Ww's.

53

 

   



 





p



   

(-Tuba)

 

  

  

  





58

  



   

  

  

  









  

 

  





 

  

  

  

62 rit.

  

63

   

64



65



      

     

    

 

 

  





  



 

 

 

 

 

    

  

5

   





 

 

div.

   

(+Tuba) p

  





  

  


PRESERVING OUR MUSIC I T I S I M P O R TA N T T O P R E S E R V E O U R M U S I C A L H E R I TA G E F O R F U T U R E G E N E R AT I O N S

Acidic paper has been in widespread use since the turn of the century, and has become the bane of archivists, librarians, and others who seek to preserve knowledge intact, because it literally will self-destruct as it ages. Some paper, only three or four decades old, already has become impossible to handle — so brittle it crumbles to the touch. Surely we do not want today’s music to be unavailable to those who will inhabit the future. If the music of the Renaissance had not been written on vellum it could never have been preserved and we would not have it today, some four hundred years later. Let us give the same consideration to the musicians in our future. It was with this thinking that Manhattan Beach Music in 1988 first addressed the needs of the archivist by printing all of its concert band music on acid-free paper that met the standards specified in the American National Standard for Information Sciences — Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials (ANSI Z39.48-1984). The standard was revised on October 26, 1992 to include coated papers; all of our new editions and reprints of older editions meet this revised standard. With proper care and under proper environmental conditions, this paper should last for at least several hundred years.

Technical notes: Paper permanence is related to several factors: The acidity or alkalinity (pH) of the paper is perhaps the most critical criterion. Archival paper (also known as acid-free paper, alkaline paper, and permanent paper) is acid-free, has a pH between 7.5 and 10, is tear resistant, has an alkaline reserve equivalent to 2% calcium carbonate (to neutralize any acid that might arise from natural aging of the paper or from environmental pollution), and contains no unbleached pulp or groundwood (no more than 1% lignin by weight). The specific standards summarized here are set forth in detail by the National Information Standards Organization in American National Standard Z39.48-1992. For more information, contact: NISO, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814, http://www.niso.org/

This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper)

BOB MARGOLIS — PUBLISHER N E I L R U D D Y — C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R COFOUNDERS P R I N T I N G : C H E R N AY P R I N T I N G , I N C .


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