THE CALL OF BOROMIR

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : The Call of Boromir
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Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : McCarthy, Daniel (1955-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Daniel McCarthy`s music is standard repertoire throughout the world, particularly for percussion, marimba, chamber, and symphonic band. His music is recorded on Centaur, d`note Classics, Gesparo, Klavier Records. A recipient of numerous awards and grants in composition, he has received four nominations for the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award.

McCarthy is currently Chair of the Composition and Theory Section at the University of Akron School of Music. He is the founder /Director of the American New Arts Festival in Akron, Ohio, founder of the Midwest Composers? Forum, and former Co-chair of the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. During the summer, McCarthy teaches composition at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Daniel McCarthy has been Conductor of the Interlochen Festival Orchestra, The Terre Haute Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has been guest conductor of The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, The Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Arts Camp Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Intermediate Band.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba and Horn Duet
Instrumentation : French Horn
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/2 Octave Marimba (Low F)
Written for / Commissioned by : Christopher and Leslie Norton
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1996 /  1997
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

 

Written for Chris and Leslie Norton, Call of Boromir is based upon a character from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic who blew his horn in times of distress and battle. Like many of McCarthy’s other works, the marimba part is extremely idiomatic and blends nicely with the timbre of the horn. This rhythmically driven piece goes and goes, leaving the audience out of breath.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 05:59:00 AM
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