Reviewer: Krista M.

Reeder

REPERTOIRE EVALUATION FORM

Title: With Quiet Courage (In Memory of Lois Daehn)

Composer / Arranger: Larry Daehn

Publisher: Daehn Publications

Date of Publication: 1995

Price: $72 Band Set & Score; $5 Extra Score

Ensemble Type: Wind Ensemble (only coloring percussion)

Description/Genre: Ballade - hymn-like but more emotional

Duration: 4:30

Difficulty: V. Easy ! Easy ! Mod. ! Diff. ! V. Diff. !

Score: Full Score ! Reduced Score ! / Transposed ! C-Score !

Instrumentation:
Picc ! Fl1 ! (divisi) Fl2 ! Fl3 ! Alto Fl ! Bass Fl !
Ob1 ! Ob2 ! EHn ! Bsn1 ! Bsn2 ! CBsn !
EbCl ! Cl1 ! Cl2 ! Cl 3 ! Alto Cl ! Bass Cl !
CAltoCl ! CBCl ! SSax! ASax1 ! ASax2 ! TSax !
BarSax ! BassSax !
Other WW:

Cor1 ! Cor2 ! Cor3 ! Trp1 ! Trp2 ! Trp3 !
Hn1 ! Hn2 ! Hn3 ! Hn4 ! Flg1 ! Flg2 !
Tbn1 ! Tbn2 ! Tbn3 ! BTbn ! BarTC ! BarBC !
Euph1 ! Euph2 ! Tuba1 ! Tuba2 ! StBass !
Other Brass:

Harp ! Celeste! Glock. ! (rubber mallets & 2 players) Xylo !
Mar. ! Vibes ! Piano ! Synth ! Chimes ! Crotales !
Timp ! Bass Dr. ! Snare ! Toms ! CrCym ! SusCym !
Tam ! Tri. !
Other Perc:


Unusual Instrumentation/Usage:
Occasional divisi in other parts - tuba, baritone, bassoon, flute, oboe
Octave options given to 1st trumpets on higher parts
Four-part clarinet chord m96, fermata note

Other Considerations:
Highest Pitch – Trumpet: Bb5 Highest Pitch – Clarinet: F6

Clarinet Crosses Break?: Yes ! No ! N/A !

Other Range Concerns: FHorn G5 Baritone G4

Technical Concerns: Articulation - not attacks!
Should be like molasses in January, not
swatting mosquitos in July
Fluidity - phrasing


Articulations/Bowings: Soft tonguing

Meter(s): 4/4

Rhythmic Complexities: Don’t let the dotted eighth-sixteenth become
a triplet pattern

Key(s): Db to Bb

Harmonic Concerns: Nothing outside of the key signature until the
transition into the new key m48

Primary Texture(s): 3-5 part harmony; not homophonic but not
polyphonic either
Prayerful - reverent - noble

Featured Instrument(s)/Solo(s): Trumpet, horn, and baritone have a lot of
interweaving parts

Compositional Techniques: Suspensions
Melody-countermelody

Form: ABACABA

Program Notes:
Her life was heroic, but without fanfare.
She worked and hoped and inspired.
She loved and was loved.
Her life was a noble song of quiet courage.

Similar Pieces (Title/Composer):
Heaven’s Light - Steven Reineke
As Summer Was Just Beginning - Larry Daehn
Adagio For Winds - Larry Daehn
A Childhood Hymn - arr. David Holsinger

Additional Comments:

What is at the “heart” of this piece?
Honoring someone that is of great importance to our lives

I would play this piece with: High School Band

I would recommend this piece: Yes ! No !