The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

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Composer Marshall, Christopher
Instumentation Concert Band
Grade 5


Genre Concert Music
Included Parts
  • Piccolo
  • Flute 1-3
  • Oboe 1-2
  • Bassoon 1-2
  • Eb Clarinet
  • Bb Clarinet 1-4
  • Bb Bass Clarinet
  • Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2
  • Bb Tenor Saxophone
  • Eb Baritone  Saxophone
  • Bb Trumpet 1-3
  • F Horn 1-4
  • C Trombone 1-2
  • C Bass Trombone
  • C Euphonium (BC)
  • C Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Timpani
  • Percussion 1-5




This initiative was commissioned by North Virginia Community College in honor of Dr. Robert Petella, founder and director of the Alexandria band 1977-2007. He directed the movie premiere in December 2008. Courage of Hope ‘Inspired by reading the book of the same name by Senator Barack Obama. I find his vision interesting: a new political order founded on the resilience and positive energy of the human spirit. This song is made up of two distinct themes. First, it can be explained that there is power But still endure in nature It first appeared in the form of a fugato by four saxophone. The second theme gradually emerged from the whole piece, finally hearing in its entirety a single trumpet in a minute off. I will explain that it is happiness. But was brave enough to show off properly All remaining materials, including the opening image added on the clarinet, come from one or both of these themes. For most parts, they are treated in a polarized manner – with registration and surface. As they get closer, we know that they are on both sides of the same coin.

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