for Wind Band (Grade 3)
A wonderful selection for advanced middle school, high school, and collegiate bands to work on lyrical playing! There is a balance of tutti and not difficult exposed sections with cross-cues and alternate parts to enable varying instrumentations to play the piece. Percussion colors are plentiful (seven parts!) but there are omissions available that do not compromise the integrity of the work.
Golden Embers is about a dream that has been stuck in my head for several years now. I was standing in my driveway and the sky is quite purple, as in the cover photo, except the trees had no leaves. Instead the trees had golden embers floating off of them. I slowly walked down the driveway while admiring the massive amount of embers coming off of every single tree in the area. Slowly, I began to float and soar up into the sky and then the dream faded away...
Piccolo*, Flute, Oboe (Fl. 2*), Bassoon*, Clarinet 1-2, Bass Clarinet*, Alto Sax 1-2, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax*, Trumpet 1-2, Horn, Trombone 1-2, Euphonium, Tuba, Double Bass*, Timpani, Glockenspiel*, Vibraphone*, Percussion 1 (Sus. Cymbal, B.D.*), Percussion 2 (Triangle*, Mark Tree/Wind Chimes), Keyboard (Celesta, Synthesizer, or Piano 8va)*