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Recording Credits for Moonscape Awakening: Performance by Joni Greene Master’s Recital Ad. Hoc. Indiana University Band, Paul W. Popiel, Conductor

This virtual conductor score and recording are designated “private,” and any publication or distribution beyond the web sites of Manhattan Beach Music is prohibited


MOONSCA PE A W A K E N I N G 足F O R

C O N C E R T

B A N D

JONI GREENE I N S T R U M E N T A T I O N 1 Full Score

4 Bb Trumpet 1

1 Piccolo

4 Bb Trumpet 2

4 Flute 1

2 F Horn 1

4 Flute 2

2 F Horn 2

2 Oboe

3 Trombone 1

4 Bb Clarinet 1

3 Trombone 2

4 Bb Clarinet 2

3 Euphonium B.C.

4 Bb Clarinet 3

2 Euphonium T.C.

2 Bb Bass Clarinet

4 Tuba

2 Bassoon

1 Timpani

2 Eb Alto Saxophone 1

2 Percussion 1 (1 or 2 players)

2 Eb Alto Saxophone 2 1 Bb Tenor Saxophone 1 Eb Baritone Saxophone

Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum

2 Percussion 2 Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal

1 Piano (optional)

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

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M O O N S C A P E A WA K E N I N G is the T H I R D P R I Z E W I N N E R ( T I E ) 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 Two: Concert band music for more experienced players


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oonscape Awakening came to life

not long ago during the Oregon Bach Festival. During the festival. I was approached by band

director, James Geiger, who was looking to commission a work for his band at West Laurens High School in Dublin, Georgia. Mr. Geiger specifically asked for a work in the spirit of my choral piece, Autumn Reflections, which focuses on warm colors and scenic imagery. Thus the inspiration for Moonscape Awakening begins with the presentation of color and texture within the choirs of the wind ensemble. The title is descriptive of a shimmering moon that slowly rises and bursts into an awakening of full presence and intensity. The process of progression to the moon’s zenith is presented musically as a slow building of melody, texture, note duration, and range. The culmination of these elements reaches an apex about halfway through the work. An arch form is then revealed as the music slowly dissipates in texture and rhythmic intensity, signifying a weakening of the moon’s presence. Moonscape Awakening comprises several layered melodic strands. The work’s motivic fragments are derived from a solo in the bass clarinet. The full presentation of this main theme is embedded at several points in the work and serves as a melodic echo throughout. Along with the theme’s motivic fragments, rising flourishes of sixteenth-notes add to the progression of intensity and arrival. After the apex, a journey of releasing tension begins through a spinning out of melodic ideas in the brass and woodwind choirs. The work comes to a close after a final resonating chord with the return of the solo flute. Moonscape Awakening received its premiere on May 6, 2008 by the West Laurens Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Geiger. JONI GREENE


F O R M I N T R O D U C T I O N (mm. 1 – 16)

Section Goals: Presentation of color by instrument section with slow building of texture; start of moon’s ascent. mm. 1– 7 Flute solo with warm horn backdrop and percussion “sparkles” Motivic fragment (P5, M2) from main theme (bass clarinet m. 34) 8 – 16

Woodwind harmonic clusters with overlapping entrances Brass harmonic “stings” (see special instructions) Dynamic color fades

P R E S E N T A T I O N O F T H E M E A N D S O L O S (mm. 17 – 49)

Section Goals: Build texture through layering of instruments with faster moving notes; continue imagery of moon’s ascent. 17 – 31 Woodwinds begin eighth-note ascent motive through layering and grouping by tessitura. Brass create contrast in texture through succession of “stings” with dynamic fades. 32 – 35

Alto Saxophone 1, Oboe, and Bass Clarinet solos Main theme presented in Bass Clarinet solo at m. 34

36 – 41

Contrast in texture Brass featured Beginning of sixteenth-note ascent

42 – 49

Transition to first climax build

F I R S T A N D S E C O N D C L I M A X (mm. 50 – 79)

Section Goals: Continue to build texture through layering of instruments with faster moving notes; arrive at moon’s zenith at second climax. 50 –  53

Start of continuous sixteenth-note build

54 –  56

Brass and high woodwind harmonies featured

57 –  60

Brass feature: horns, euphonium, trumpet

60 –  66 Woodwind feature, contrast in color through overlapping textures Exposed, independent lines


67 – 74

Final stretch to moon’s ascent Thick texture with dynamic build P5, M2 motive imbedded in texture Main theme presented in piano and euphonium at m. 72

75 – 76

Climax — brilliant and precise Moon “awakes” upon arriving at zenith

76 – 79

Brass chorale — warm and full Woodwind tapering T R A N S I T I O N (mm. 80 –  92)

Section Goals: Release of tension from climax. Development of P5, M2 motive; moon’s sparkle at zenith and transition to descent of arch form. 80 – 83 Key change to 1 flat collection (harmony not strictly F major) Brass chorale continues 84 –  92

Woodwind feature Development of P5, M2 motive Exposed, independent lines C L O S I N G S T A T E M E N T (mm. 93 – 120)

Section Goals: Final presentation of instrument section colors. Contrast between delicate and full textures; dimming of moonlight — descent of arch form. 93 –  97

Flute solo — development of initial flute solo Harmonic clusters (derived from m. 8)

98 – 106 Brass “stings” Feature of brass harmonies — warm and luscious 107 – 112 Final harmonic arrival in full texture Harmonic clusters in middle and low woodwinds Brass motive derived from main theme 113 – 120 Closing melodic statement in flute solo Clarinet shimmer with piano pulses


S P E C I A L

I N S T R U C T I O N S

S pecific A reas to F ocus on in R ehearsal

While there are many areas of importance to focus on in rehearsal of Moonscape Awakening, the most crucial to the heart of the piece include: good intonation, expressivity, dynamic balance, clarity of independent lines, and precision of entrances. In order to successfully achieve these goals, careful consideration to tuning and individual player confidence should be addressed. While Moonscape Awakening is not technically difficult, it does contain specific challenges in regards to tonal and instrumental balance. Careful attention to delicate crescendos and decrescendos will help maintain the intended balance of color and texture. Notes which enter at a soft dynamic yet contain an accented articulation should be played with a “sting,” creating a precise attack to the front of the note followed immediately by a soft sustain. In order to keep momentum towards the climax, it is essential that the tempo not drag. A slight flexibility of tempo at beginning, end, and rit. sections is appropriate. I N S T RU M E N TAT I O N

If oboe is not available, a flutist may play oboe part with exception to mm. 32 – 35 and mm. 110 –  112 which are cued in clarinet 1. In m. 75 in percussion 1, an extra percussionist is needed to play glockenspiel. If an additional player is not available this part may be omitted. The piano part is optional for the work; however, its presence greatly enhances the harmonies and provides a special musical color to the piece. The addition of the piano essentially allows for a different version of the work, creating an enriched option for bands with the available personnel. A harp transcription of the piano part is available for bands that do not have a pianist. Please visit Manhattan Beach Music’s website to download the part. (Please note that piano is preferred over harp.)


commissioned by James Geiger and the West Laurens High School Wind Ensemble

MOONSCAPE AWAKENING FOR CONCERT BAND Legato cantabile

JONI GREENE

= 72

2

3

4

5

6

solo

7

8 (end solo)

Picc. solo 1 Fls. 2

Ob. tutti

solo 1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2 solo 1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. Glockenspiel 1 Perc.

* Tubular Bells

to Vibraphone

2

Piano

* Ties at the ends of notes indicate a sustain (keep pedal down unless indicated otherwise.) ** Always leave pedal down until sound decays or next pedal is indicated.

**

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Vibraphone

9


10

12

11

14

13

15

16

Picc. sub.

1 sub.

Fls. 2

Ob.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax. str. mute solo

tutti

1 B Tpts. 2 tutti 1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.) 1 Perc.

(Vib.) 2

8

Piano

2


17

19

18

20

21

22

23

Picc. tutti

1 Fls. 2

Ob. sub.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

open 1 B Tpts.

open 2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.)

to Suspended Cymbal

1 Perc.

(Vib.) 2

8

Piano

3


28

24

25

26

27

29

31

30

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1 sub.

B Cls.

2 sub.

3 sub.

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2 B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax. str. mute

sub.

sub.

sub.

1 sub.

B Tpts.

str. mute 2 sub.

str. mute 1

sub.

F Hns.

str. mute 2 sub.

str. mute Tbns.

1 2 sub.

str. mute Euph.

Tuba sub.

sub.

Timp. (Susp. Cym.)

Suspended Cymbal

to Glock.

Glock.

1 (Vib.)

Perc. 2

sub.

8

Piano

4


36

32

33

34

37

38

39

40

35

Picc.

1 Fls. 2 solo

(end solo)

Ob. Ob. solo 1

B Cls.

2

3 solo

(end solo)

B Bass Cl.

Bsn. solo (end solo) 1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax. B. Cl. solo

E Bar. Sax.

open 1 B Tpts.

open 2 open 1

F Hns.

open 2 open

Tbns.

1 2 open

Euph. sub.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.) 1 Perc.

(Vib.) 2

Piano

5


41

42

44

43

45

46

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1 sub.

B Cls.

2 sub.

3 sub.

tutti B Bass Cl.

Bsn. tutti 1 sub.

E Alto Saxs.

tutti 2 sub. (bis.)

B Tenor Sax. sub.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2 sub.

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.) 1 Perc.

(Vib.) 2

8

3

Piano

3

6

3 3

3 3

3 3


50

47

48

49

51

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc.

(Vib.)

to Susp. Cym.

2

Piano

7


54 52

56

53

55

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1 sub.

B Cls.

2 sub.

3 sub.

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2 sub.

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax. sub.

1 sub.

B Tpts. 2

sub.

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc.

Susp. Cym. 2

Piano

8


57

58

59

60

61

62

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl. Bsn.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2 soli

(end soli)

soli

(end soli)

1 F Hns. 2 soli Tbns.

1 2 soli

(end soli)

Euph. sub.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc. 2

Piano

9


63

64

65

67

66

68

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

solo

(end solo)

1 E Alto Saxs. 2 Bsn. B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2 solo 1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2 Bsn. (only in absence of Ten. Sax.)

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.)

to Bass Drum

1 Perc. 2

Piano

10

tutti


70

69

71

73

72

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob.

1 sub.

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl. sub.

Bsn. sub.

1 sub.

E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 sub.

B Tpts. 2 tutti 1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

sub.

Euph. sub.

Tuba

Timp. Bass Drum 1 Perc.

(Susp. Cym.) 2

8

Piano

8ba

11


75 74

77

76

78

79

Picc.

1 Fls. 2

Ob. sub.

1 sub.

B Cls.

2 sub.

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts.

unis.

2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. Optional Glock. part *

(B.D.)

to Glock.

(Susp. Cym.)

to Tubular Bells

1 Perc. 2

8

Piano

8

sub.

sub.

8ba

* Play if extra percussionist is available.

12


80

85 81

82

83

84

Picc.

1 Fls. 2 non dim.

Ob. sub.

1

B Cls.

2

3

B Bass Cl. sub.

Bsn. sub.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax. sub.

E Bar. Sax. sub.

1 B Tpts. 2

1 F Hns. 2 a2 Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc. 2

Piano

13

86


93 a tempo

poco rit. 87

88

91

90

89

92

94

Picc. solo

1 sub.

Fls. 2

sub.

sub.

sub.

Ob. sub.

1 sub.

sub.

B Cls.

2 sub.

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

solo 1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. Glock. 1 Perc. 2 solo

Piano

14


95

96

97

98

99

100

101

102

103

Picc.

tutti 1 Fls. 2 solo

(end solo)

Ob.

1

B Cls.

2 sub. 3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

solo

(end solo) 1

*

E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

open

str. mute 1 B Tpts.

str. mute

sub.

2 sub.

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2 sub.

Euph.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc. 2

8

Piano

* Gradually accelerate to a 32nd note pace within the time of a quarter note.

15


rit. 104

105

106

108

= 66 107

solo

rit.

(end solo)

= 46

109 110

solo

111

112

Picc.

1 sub.

Fls. 2 solo

Ob. non dim.

Clarinet 1 solo

Ob. solo *

1 B Cls. 2

3

B Bass Cl.

Bsn. (end solo)

1 E Alto Saxs.

sub.

2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts.

open

2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp. (Glock.)

to Susp. Cym.

Susp. Cym.

to Glock.

1 Perc. Tubular Bells

2

Piano

8ba

* If no Oboe, Player 1 takes Oboe cue and Player 2 plays solo.

16

Glock. solo


113

= 56

rit. 114

115

116

117

118

119

Picc. solo 1 Fls. 2

Ob.

Solo sub.

sub.

1 B Cls.

sub.

2 sub.

3 sub.

B Bass Cl.

Bsn.

1 E Alto Saxs. 2

B Tenor Sax.

E Bar. Sax.

1 B Tpts. 2

1 F Hns. 2

Tbns.

1 2

Euph.

Tuba

Timp.

1 Perc. 2

Piano

17

120


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