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Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band (coming soon!)
Consortium of bands featuring the Louisville Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band
March 5, 2024Contact for Score
You have reached the landing page for the "Unbridled Spirit" consortium commission, featuring the Louisville Youth Performing Art School's Symphonic Band (Kevin Callihan, Director). "Unbridled Spirit” will be an evocative symphonic band work that pays tribute to the remarkable spirit of Kentucky, a state known for its captivating landscapes, historical significance, and diverse culture. The title of the piece is derived from Kentucky's official motto, which encapsulates the sense of limitless potential of this beautiful region. The commission will result in a grade 5-6 work and will be exclusively available to members of the consortium for the 2024-25 season. The projected world premiere will be given by the Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band in the spring of 2024.
To listen to Erich Stem's previous work for symphonic band, Firefly, please click here.
4 Flutes (Flute 1 doubles with Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 4 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet (Bb), 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Harp, Piano, 3 Trumpets(Bb), 4 French Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (4 players) - Player1: Vibraphone, Player 2: Marimba, Player 3: Crotales and Suspended Cymbal, Player4: Toms (3 – High, Medium, and Low).
CLICK HERE to access a one-page summary of the consortium or the entire agreement
Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band
University of Louisville Symphonic Band
Kentucky Wesleyan Wind Ensemble
Winds of the Mountain Empire
Indiana University Southeast Concert Band
Morehead State University Symphonic Winds
...more coming soon!
March 5, 2024: World Premiere, Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band