Holy Roller

Libby Larsen

About this work:
"Holy Roller" is inspired by classic revival preaching. To me, revival sermons are stunning musical masterpieces of rhythm, tempo, and extraordinary tension and release. The music flows directly from the language, cajoling and incanting, at the same time magnetizing and mesmerizing the listener with its irresistible invocations. The music is the language, the language is the music and the result transports the spirit to other states of being. "Holy Roller" is a revival sermon captured in the sounds of the alto saxophone and the wind ensemble. For more information about this piece, contact: Suzanne L. Ford Performance Promotion Manager Music Department Oxford University Press Tel: 212-726-6109 Fax: 212-726-6441 Email: suzanne.ford@oup.com
Version: Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
Year composed: 1997
Duration: 00:11:00
Ensemble type: Band:Wind Ensemble or Band with Soloist(s)
Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 1 English Horn, 1 Eb Clarinet, 3 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 1 Contrabassoon, 1 Alto Saxophone,1 Alto Saxophone soloist(s), 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 1 Flugelhorn, 4 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Euphonium/Tenor Tuba, 1 Timpani, 3 Percussion (General), 1 Piano, 1 Celesta, 1 Double bass
Instrumentation notes: Contrabass Clarinet, 2 mallets

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