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Gaudé (Additional Full Score)


Gaudé (Additional Full Score)

Product Number: 8605

Composer: Wachner, Julian



Gaudé An LB Anniversary for Large Orchestra was composed as the result of winning the Colorado Music Festival’s annual “Click” competition, judged entirely by audience on-line voting. With the Bernstein Anniversary approaching, I wanted to create an homage to this 20th-century titan by emulating his own tradition of creating “Anniversary” pieces for his friends. Loosely basing the work on the theme from Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront” score, I strove to paint a musical picture of the love, energy and pure joy that seemed to pour out of every performance Lenny gave as a conductor, while winking to his own compositional style with its colorful rhythms, melodies and harmonies. -Julian Wachner
Duration: 10 minutes

“Wachner’s piece reflects its title in its ample brass and percussion scoring, although he gives the big string section plenty to do. Bright chorale-like chords contrast with more exuberant string figures, and Wachner did not neglect to inject melody into his score— an important aspect of "joyous" music. Wachner exuded joy himself when taking his curtain call, and the large audience rang with appreciation.” - BOULDER DAILY CAMERA, 07/28/2017

“This rich concert, with Julian Wachner conducting NOVUS NY, alluded to Bernstein as influenced (Mahler’s Fourth Symphony); as colleague (Copland’s “Connotations”); and as influencer (Mr. Wachner’s Gaudé: An LB Anniversary,” a canny gloss on Bernstein’s music for the film “On the Waterfront”). – THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 1st, 2018

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 8605
Available Editions Orchestra score and parts available for rental.
Composer/Arranger Wachner, Julian
Voicing & Instruments Orchestra
Instrumentation 3[1.2.pic] 3[1.2.Eh] 3[1.2.bcl] 3[] -- 4 3 3 1 -- tmp+2 -- hp, pf -- str
Difficulty Band/Orchestra Grade 3
Historical Period 21st Century
Premier July 27th, 2017 under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni.
Notable & Recent Performances Colorado Music Festival, 2017
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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