Adoration for Orchestra (Florence Price)

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Adoration arranged for small orchestra

Florence B. Price arr. Matthew C. Saunders


Adoration (1951, arr. 2020) for small orchestra for Antoine Clark and the Ohio Northern Symphony This late work by Florence B. Price (1887-1953), originally for organ, demonstrates the composer’s craft and lyricism. Published originally in The Organ Portfolio, in December 1951, it is one of several short organ works she composed in the last years of her life, several of which were published by the Lorenz Corporation, and later allowed to lapse into public domain. While clearly a practical piece for use by church organists as a prelude, Adoration features a meditative, flowing approach to melody and a harmonic language that holds the interest of listener and musician alike, and its intimacy transfers well to the chamber music medium. Instrumentation 2 Flutes 2 Clarinets in Bb 2 Bassoons 2 Horns in F (or 2 Euphoniums) Trumpet in Bb (sub. for Horn 1) Tuba (optional) Harp Piano (optional) Timpani Violin I Violin II Viola Violoncello Contrabass Dr. Matthew C. Saunders has taught music from kindergarten to college in styles from madrigal to mariachi, and strives to make beautiful music for and with captivating people. He is always up for a few hands of euchre or a good game of chess, likely winning the former and losing the latter. Dr. Saunders is Professor of Music and music department chair at Lakeland Community College, where he directs the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. He is on the web at www.martiandances.com, but the physical Dr. Saunders lives in Willowick, Ohio with his wife Becky and their children Noah and Melia. Contact Information: Matthew C. Saunders 257 East 286th Street Willowick, Ohio 44095 (580) 461-1617—matthew@martiandances.com www.martiandances.com


for Antoine Clark and the Ohio Northern Symphony

Adoration Flute 1 Flute 2

Clarinet 1 in Bb

Clarinet 2 in Bb

Bassoon 1

Bassoon 2 (or Tuba) Horn 1 in F (or Trumpet in Bb or Euphonium 1) Horn 2 in F (or Euphonium 2)

Timpani

    

Andante (q=84)

  

         

p

    

p

           

    

 

mp

p

 mp

 

p

mf

3

3    

 

p

 

  3

3    

mp

   

 













  3

 

mp

3    

p

 

 

   

3

mf

  

 

 

p

3    

     









   









p

Viola

p

Violoncello

Contrabass

          

p

p

 

mp

p

mp







 

p













 





p

 

   3

  3

  

 



 



mf



mf



mf

mp

p

mf

mp

p

mf

www.martiandances.com Copyright © 2020

mf



mp

 

Andante (q=84)

Violin II

play 2nd time only

p

 mf

pedal ad lib.

Violin I

 

     

pp play 2nd time only

   

    

2nd time only

p

 

     Piano (opt.)

    Harp

FLORENCE B. PRICE (1951) arr. MATTHEW C. SAUNDERS (2020)

 

 

 


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders) 2

  

 

6

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

   

Cl. 1

  

Cl. 2

Hn. 1

Hn. 2

Timp.

 

 

Pno.

 

   

   



   Vln. I     

Vln. II

  

Vla.

  

Vc.

Cb.

 



  

  



 

   



  

p

 

 

pp

p

  

 

 

(play 2nd time only)

 

p



p

rit.



 





p

3

p

p

 

p



p

p

mp

p

   3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

play both times

 

p

pp

(2nd time only)

mp

mp



 

3



p

 

3

 

p

3

 

     

Hp.



p

  

  

  

 

 

A A tempo (q=84)    

 



  

    

  

Bsn. 1

Bsn. 2

rit.

3

A A tempo (q=84)    

 

 







 













 





 

 

   3

 

   

mp

   

mp

mp

3

mp

mp

  

 

 

 

 



mp

3   

 



p

mp


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders)

     12

Fl. 1

 

Fl. 2

Cl. 2

Bsn. 1

Bsn. 2

Hn. 1

Hn. 2

Timp.

Hp.



 

   

 

 

pp

 pp 

 

Vla.

Vc.

Cb.

 

mf





mf

 



             

   

 



mf

 





mp

  

mp

     

mf



     

   



   

       

 p

mp



poco rit.

mf

         

  Vln. I      Vln. II

mf

      

mf

     

  Pno.

   

Cl. 1

To Coda Ø

3

     

3

3

3

 

3

    3

 

p

p

3

B

  

p

p

  pp

pp

3

a tempo

 

 

   

 

mf









mf

mf

mf

mf

To Coda Ø





















 

   

mf

a tempo

mf

poco rit.



 

p

 

mf mf

(play)

mf

 

 

p

 p

p

p

B

  

    

mf senza pedale

soli

   

 mf

 

mf



mf



mf


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders) 4

   18

Fl. 1

 

Fl. 2

 

Bsn. 1

Hn. 2

Timp.

 

 

 

   

 

 

Vla.

  mp

  

 

  

mf



mf

 



solo

 

 

mf

  

 









mp

   



 

 

p

pp



 

    

 

  

 

    

 

  

  



mf

mf

mf

mf

  

 

mp

mp

mp

  







   

p

  

 

mp

 



mp



  

mp

 



 

pp

       

pp

p

 



    

 





   

mf

pp



p

p

  

 

 

mp

   

 

Vc.

 

mf

     

Vln. II

   

     

Pno.

Cb.

      

Hp.

Vln. I

     

Cl. 2

Hn. 1

     

Cl. 1

Bsn. 2

     

pizz.

p pizz.

p

 


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders)

     25

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Cl. 1

C A little slower  

  

  

p

Bsn. 1

  

Bsn. 2



Hn. 1

Hn. 2

Timp.

   

 

 

 Hp.



   

 

 

3

 

p

p arco

 

p arco

  p

p



mp

p

mp

p





mp

p

 

3

  

 

 

  3    

mp

   



p

 

  3

p

 

 mp

 p

  



C A little slower      Vln. I 

Cb.

pedal ad lib

Vc.

3       

Vla.

 

 

p

p

p

   

Vln. II

  

Pno.

p

Cl. 2



      3

mp

 mp

3

 

3

 

p

p

 p



mp

p

mp

p

 

 

p



  

 

mp

mp

 

5

 



3

 

 


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders) 6

   30

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Cl. 1

Cl. 2



Timp.

     

 Hp.



 



  Vln. I  

Vln. II



Vla.

Vc.



Cb.







f

 

f

p

mf

 



 

 



 

      

  f

3

 

3

f



3

   3







 

  



f

f



mf





 

   

mp

  

 

 

 

 

     3

 







p

  

3     

poco riten.

mf

3

 



mf

3

f

f

mf



f

mf

3

 

3

 

 

mf

f





mf

(q=84) D A tempo  

mf

f

 









f

f

     

f

p



Pno.

mf

Bsn. 2

Hn. 2

 f

 



Hn. 1

 

Bsn. 1

mf

     

poco riten.

     

mf

3

3

 

3

   

(q=84) D A tempo  

mf

mf



mf



 

 

mf

3

mf



 



 

 


Adoration (orchestra)/Price (arr. Saunders)

Fl. 1

35    

Fl. 2

 

Cl. 2

Bsn. 1

Hn. 1

Hn. 2

Timp.

 

  

Cl. 1

Bsn. 2



  

 

 

 

 

  

ff

 



   

mp

mp

  

ff

mp

 

mp

ff

mp

                             3

Hp.

  

Pno.

 

Vla.

 



 

Vc.

 

  

 

      

3

  

mp

mp

  

mp

ff

mp

ff

mp

ff

ff

 3

 

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Fl. 2

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