William Rowland

Concertante for Strings, Glockenspiel and Blockflutes

InstrumentationBlockflutes Sopro I-II, SopranoI- II, Alto I-IV Grand C Bass I-VIII; Glockenspiel, Violin I, II;Viola, Cello, Bass
Length20 mins, 4.8 sec.
DifficultySome Blockflute parts can be difficult but these difficulties are easily overcome other wise medium difficulty.
CommentsThis a Blockflute ensemble work to show off what can be done with the entire family of Blockflutes in concerted style. Use for concerts and ensemble groups.
SourcesScore and parts available from composer. Please contact by email or snail only.

William Rowland,
P.O. Box 1162
Apple Valley, California 92307


Willam Rowland
P.O.Box 8563
Greenville, S.C. 29604
HistoryThis was written by the composer for himself and friends who are Blockflute enthusiasts as chamber orchestra work. It is a rare work in this format since most works written for Blockflute more often than not call for a single member of the family such as Vivaldi' Blockflute Concerto which calls for the Soprinino or Soprano Blockflute. Have had unconfirmed reports that it has been performed in England.
ContributorWilliam Rowland, Member ASCAP
email: ludwigvan_beethoven@yahoo.com

Symphony No. 4

InstrumentationPicc I.II; Flute I,II, Oboe, Oboe d'amore I, II, Clar. (Eb) I,II., Clar(Bb) I,II, Bass Clarinet Bb (German notation), Bason I,II., Contrabason I,II., Pipe Org., Horns I-IV, Trumpet D I-III, Trombones I-III, Timpani, Chinese Cymbal(med),Cymbals,Tam-Tam (Giant), Triangle, Orch Bells, large string section.
Lengthapprox 75 mins
DifficultyProfessional or highly skilled community orchestra. Work makes high demands on Horn, Timpani and Violin sections.
CommentsFor Concert use.

This work uses techniques from all periods of music including some 12 tone, atonal and tonal music. The Orchestration requires in addition to usual forces---Oboe d'amore which plays an essential role in the third movement, Pipe Organ, Chinese cymbals and giant tam-tam.

Please note that Pipe Organ is called for and not some Ersatz electronic which never can deliver the living, breathing sounds of a real Organ. The ideal Organ for this work would be between 80-120 ranks and easily heard above full orchestra playing fff and has at least one and preferably more 32' ranks.

Then Tam-Tam preferablely should be in the neighborhood of 7 feet in diameter.
SourcesMono-cassette tape available for present time; ask about cd disc which will be sent preferably over mono-cassette. Scores and parts available from Paul Zellmer or the Composer at the following addresses:

Paul Zellmer or William Rowland
Rowland Productions
P.O. Box 1162
Apple Valley, California 92307

William Rowland
P.O.Box 8563
Greenville, South Carolina 29604
HistoryThis work was written for Paul Zellmer and is dedicated to him.
ContributorWilliam Rowland, composer and educator ASCAP

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