Where the Eagle Soars and the Bison Roam

Commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music
Wind Ensemble  •  Grade 2.5-3  •  I. Pastorale II. Flourishes  •  ca. 5:30

Stephen Hill

Where the Eagle Soars

and the Bison Roam

Wind Ensemble (Grade 2.5/3)

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SARAHTIM Music Publishing

Available After the Premiere in August 2022

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Program Notes

 

Where the Eagle Soars and the Bison Roam was commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music for their 2022 SoundWaves Summer Music Camp. The work, in two sections, is a reflection of the composer's time spent camping and fishing in Yellowstone National Park.

 

I. Pastorale

Through a colorful use of orchestration and harmonic material, the Pastorale is a quiet reflection intending to depict an eagle in flight with its view of the mountains and prairie below it.

 

II. Flourishes

The second section Flourishes, is intended to depict the majesty and power of a herd of Bison as they roam and thunder through the prairie. The music is an intentional acknowledgment of the musical influence of the composer, Clifton Williams. 

Composed - April 2022

Publisher - SARAHTIM Music Publishing (Stephen Hill)

Instrumentation

Piccolo

Flute 1,2

Oboe

Bb Clarinet 1,2

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Eb Alto Saxophone 1,2

Bb Tenor Saxophone

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1,2

Horn in F

Trombone 1,2

Euphonium

Tuba

String Bass

Timpani

Percussion - Snare Drum. Bass Drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Wind Chimes, Shaker, Chimes. Vibes, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone

Piano