Daniel W. McCarthy
About this work:
This dynamic work for the symphonic band was commissioned by the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University for the dedication of the university’s new Fine and Performing Arts building.
For a year, the composer observed the flurry of activity and the tremendous sounds in and around the construction sight. Thus, the piece is dedicated to the workers who built the building--who toiled with great hammers and
mechanical devices--to the human effort to make a structure rise.
This is one composition in a series of pieces that McCarthy creates his own word from the word Hammer--it is a hybrid of English and German "Strong Hammer."
Version: Wind Ensemble
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Band:Wind Ensemble
Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 3 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Alto Saxophone, 2 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 4 Horn in F, 3 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani, 3 Percussion (General)
Instrumentation notes: Available form: C. Alan Publications, P.O. Box 29323
Greensboro, NC 27429-9323, 336.272.3920
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