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Ring Flourish Blaze (2000)

For 16 winds and brass

3 piccolos, 3 piccolo trumpets in Bb, 3 trumpets in C, 4 horns in F, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone
Commissioned by Dr. Bernard Dobroski, Dean of the School of Music, Northwestern University, for the school's sesquicentennial, and premiered by Northwestern University
First performance: Northwestern University, Mallory Thompson, conductor; Evanston, IL; 21 October 2000
Duration: 2 minutes

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Ring Flourish Blaze runs from 3:46-4:43

Program Note

Conductor Mallory Thompson

RING
circle, crown, brotherhood, sisterhood, alliance, chime, peal, echo, reverberate, resound...

FLOURISH
grow vigorously, prosper, thrive, blossom, develop, embellish, decorate, fanfare, ornament...

BLAZE
brightness, flame, dazzle, sparkle, shimmer, flash, mark out a path, to be the first to do, invent, or study something, pioneer, spread news, blow, shine...

Ring, Flourish, Blaze! was commissioned by Dr. Bernard Dobroski, Dean of the School of Music, for the sesquicentennial of Northwestern University.  The work has a duration of about 100 seconds and contains about 1500 notes!

Instrumentation:

3 piccolos
3 piccolo trumpets in Bb
3 trumpets in C
4 horns in F
2 trombones
1 bass trombone

Duration: 100 Seconds

Suggested seating or standing arrangement:

In 2 semi circles:

HORN 4 HORN 3 HORN 2 HORN 1 TBN 1 TBN 2 BASS TBN
PICCOLO 1 PICCOLO 2 PICCOLO 3 TPT 1 TPT 2 TPT 3 PICC TPT 3 PICC TPT 2 PICC TPT 1

— Augusta Read Thomas

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