Gary Nash

Gary Nash

Composer, Educator, Arranger, Clarinetist

Sheet Music

Silent Guns of Sacrifice and Fortitude

ComposerGary Nash
PublisherGary Nash
Genre Classical / Instrumental
Instrumentation Clarinet, Tom-tom, Conga
Scored forDuo
Type of scoreScore for two performers, Parts
Key D minor
Duration 13'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Year of composition 2006
Silent Guns of Sacrifice and Fortitude for clarinet and percussion was composed in commemoration of Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee. Fort Negley was a significant fixture during the US Civil War, particularly in regards to the Battle of Nashville. While Nash was researching Fort Negley, he discovered an article that described it as "silent guns of fortitude", thus the title. This work holds its significance in the unique instrumentation used as well as the rhythm. Since the piece is written for clarinet and African percussion, specifically tom-toms and conga drum, rhythm is highly emphasized. The piece has a standard slow-fast-slow-fast movement scheme. The first and third movements are slow and the second and last movements are faster and have a dance-like feel to them. The final movement in particular was influenced by a song from the Boys Choir of Kenya.

Upload date 13 Jun 2018

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