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Journey To The Prairie Third Prize Winner — The Frank Ticheli Composition Contest

Travis J. Weller

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Recording Credits for Journey to the Prairie: Performance by The Grove City College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Edwin P. Arnold, conductor

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JOURNEY TO THE PR A I R I E 足F O R

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1 Full Score

4 Bb Trumpet 1

4 Flute 1

4 Bb Trumpet 2

4 Flute 2

3 F Horn

1 Oboe

6 Trombone

6 Bb Clarinet 1

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3 Euphonium (B.C.)

6 Bb Clarinet 2

2 Euphonium (T.C.)

2 Bb Bass Clarinet

4 Tuba

1 Bassoon

2 Mallets

3 Eb Alto Saxophone 1

Glockenspiel, Xylophone

3 Eb Alto Saxophone 2

2 Snare Drum & Bass Drum

2 Bb Tenor Saxophone

2 Suspended Cymbal & Crash Cymbal

1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

2 Temple Blocks & Slapstick

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

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J O U R N E Y T O T H E P R A I R I E is the T H I R D P R I Z E W I N N E R of the S E C O N D I N T E R N AT I O N A L F R A N K T I C H E L I C O M P O S I T I O N C O N T E S T Category One: Concert band msuic for younger players


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seeks to convey the images, sounds, and spirit of the westward expansion of the United States. The work is in four sections played without pause. The Journey Begins depicts the pioneers as they look ahead to the new life that waits beyond the horizon. In Moving the Wagons the momentum increases as they set out in search of their new home; then in the stillness of Campfire Dreams the settlers share the hopes and ideas around a warm fire — with “Home of the Range” briefly presented by trumpets. New Life, New Hopes begins with the crack of a whip, a new life appearing on the horizon, a joyous celebration of things to come. OURNEY

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J ourney T o T he P rairie was written for Chris Nelson’s 6th Grade Band at

Mercer Elementary.

PERFORMANCE NOTES

The piece offers an introduction to some small-group playing in several sections, and also features optional solos that may be played by one player (found in flute, clarinet, trombone, and in alto saxophone). The trumpet shading of “Home on the Range” can be pared down to include just two players. In all places where optional solo appears, use your discretion to select just one player, or the entire section. These opportunities are a great way to showcase young talent within the ensemble. The students should embrace the several instances of harmonic tension found in the composition, as their understanding of this tension and its resolution will enhance their performance of the work. Percussion parts call for snare, bass, suspended cymbal (with yarn mallets, a snare stick and a coin scrape — quarters or half-dollars work best), crash cymbals, xylophone, bells, temple blocks, and a slapstick. With the exception of the mallet part, each percussion part will need two players. The mallet part will require glockenspiel with a hard plastic mallet and xylophone with a hard rubber or wooden mallet. There are several places where the students have “Sh__Ah!” in their parts. They are imitating a wind like sound over the prairie. The whispered “Sh” sound should start relatively softly and crescendo appropriately into a whispered “Ah” sound. Finally, there are a couple of divisi located throughout the composition I would suggest using a limited number of players on the top or upper parts. It would be beneficial for the director and ensemble to experiment with the number of players at each divisi to attain the best possible balance for the ensemble. I thank you for your sharing this composition for young band with your ensemble. Best wishes to you in your rehearsal and performance of Journey to the Prairie. T ra v is J . weller


for Chris Nelson and the Mercer 6th Grade Band

JOURNEY TO THE PRAIRIE FOR CONCERT BAND “The Journey Begins”

Maestoso Flutes

= 96

TRAVIS J. WELLER 6

5 2

3

4

a2

1 2

Oboe

1 B Clarinets

div. 2

B Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

div. E Alto Saxophones

1 2

B Tenor Saxophone

E Baritone Saxophone

1 B Trumpets 2

F Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

(Glockenspiel & Xylophone)

Xylophone (hard rubber mallets)

Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

yarn mallets Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

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12 8

9

10

13

14

div.

11

optional solo 15

1 2

Fls.

legato

Ob.

1 B Cls.

a2 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

a2 E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Xylo.)

to Glock.

Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

2


“Moving the Wagons” 16

17

18

19

20

21

= 104

22

23

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

optional solo 1

legato B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

optional solo Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

Mallets

play on rim with sticks

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

rubber mallet T. Blks. Slapstick

3


24

25

26

27

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

scrape with quarter Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

4

28

29

30


35 31

32

33

36

34

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

Glockenspiel hard plastic mallets Mallets

S.D. B.D. PERCUSSION

stick Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

5

37


38

39

40

41 42

a2

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

a2 1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Glock.) Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

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43

44


“Campfire Dreams” 45

46

50

= 80 47

48

49

51 52

Whispered:

1 2

Fls.

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Whispered: Ob.

Whispered: 1 B Cls.

Whispered: 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

optional solo legato E Alto Sax.

1 2

Whispered: B Tenor Sax.

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

Sh_

Ah_

E Bar. Sax.

Whispered: 1 B Tpts.

Whispered: 2

Whispered: F Hn.

Whispered: Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Glock.) Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

yarn mallets

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

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53


54

55

optional solo

56

57

58

59

60

1 2

Fls.

legato

Ob.

optional solo 1

legato B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

optional solo 1 B Tpts.

optional solo 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Glock.) Mallets

S.D. B.D. PERCUSSION

yarn mallets Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

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61

62


“New Life, New Hopes” 63

rit.

64

div.

65

66 Allegro

= 120

67

68

69

1 2

Fls.

Whispered: Ob.

Sh_

Ah_

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

Whispered: E Alto Sax.

1 2

Sh_ Ah_ Whispered: B Tenor Sax.

Sh_

Ah_

E Bar. Sax.

Whispered: 1

Sh_ Ah_ Whispered:

B Tpts.

2

Sh_

Ah_

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Glock.)

to Xylophone

Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

yarn mallets Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

rubber mallet T. Blks. Slapstick

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70

71

72

73

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

10

74

75


77 76

78

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

Xylophone (hard rubber mallets) Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

11

79

80


81

82

83

84

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

1 B Cls. 2

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Xylo.) Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

12

85


86

div.

92

87 88

89

90

1 2

Fls.

subito

Ob.

subito

1

subito B Cls.

div. 2

subito

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

subito

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

F Hn.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tuba

(Xylo.) Mallets

PERCUSSION

S.D. B.D.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

13

91

a2


97

div.

94

93

95

96

1 2

Fls.

Ob.

cresc. div. 1

cresc. B Cls.

div. 2

cresc.

B Bass Cl.

cresc. Bsn.

cresc.

E Alto Sax.

1 2

cresc.

B Tenor Sax.

cresc.

E Bar. Sax.

cresc.

div. 1

cresc. B Tpts.

div. 2

cresc.

F Hn.

cresc.

Tbn.

cresc.

Euph.

cresc.

Tuba

cresc.

(Xylo.) Mallets

cresc. S.D. B.D.

PERCUSSION

cresc.

Susp. Cym. Crash Cym.

T. Blks. Slapstick

14

98

99


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