Weather Report

Grade : 4
Duration : 6:30
$80.00
ZOMS-A045

Weather Report was commissioned by Marunouchi Junior High School in Nagano in 2010 and premiered at the Nagano State Band Contest.

One of my new thoughts for composition has been to ask students for titles, images and ideas. For this commission I collected many interesting concepts, and quite a few had to do with weather. So, I constructed the piece based on weather news and report. After the main weather news presentation, the meteorologist presents the daily weather forecast:
"The morning will be clear and beautiful (from measure 27) becoming cloudy at noon (94) and eventually shower later (102). Rain intensity will increase (poco a poco cresc.) turning into a thunderstorm (111). Towards the evening, rain and storm will leave, and there will be a beautiful sunset (149). That’s the weather for today (with ending theme song 165)."

Two fundamental motives are used to build melodies, counter-melodies and accompanying lines, including example (a) an ascending diatonic line and (b) descending 2nd and 4th pitches.

Fl.1&2
Picc.
Ob.
Bsn.
Cl.1&2
B.Cl.
A.Sax.1&2
T.Sax.
B.Sax.
Trp.1&2
Hrn.1&2
Trb.1&2
Euph.
Tuba
St.Bass
Timp.
Perc.1
Glock.
Perc.2
S.Dr.
B.Dr.
Perc.3
Cr.Cym.
Sus.Cym.
T-tam
Wind Chime
 

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