Hymn of St. Francis
|Title:||Hymn of St. Francis|
|Date of Composition:||Copyright © 1993 Daniel Bukvich|
|Level of Difficulty:||Jr. High/High School|
(includes 7 parts for multiple percussion)
|Ensemble Set-up:||Bukvich Symphonic Band Diagram|
|Performance Time:||All movements - 14:13 minutes|
1303 Faust Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
|Animations||Two movements of the “Hymn of St. Francis” have been animated by Susan Weaver: Animations of “A Murmuration of Starlings” and “A Scuttle of Crabs” at Sue Weaver’s web site.|
“Hymn of St. Francis” was written by Dan Bukvich for a junior high band. It uses extended techniques to create sounds reminiscent of various animals. “I’m always hoping that a student will say, ‘Hey, I know a better sound than this.’ That would be the ultimate goal of the piece,” Bukvich says.
Program Notes extracted from The Careers and Works of Emerging Composers of Music for the Wind-Band: Discussions with Jack Stamp, Thomas Duffy, Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Daniel Bukvich by James P. McCrann; edited for content by Susan G. Weaver.
|Sketches:||See sample page from score|
|FAQ:||Can other sounds be used for the animal sounds?
Yes - in fact, Dan would encourage directors and students to come up with better ways of making the sound effects in "Hymn of St. Francis". The piece is supposed to be experimental and fun in that respect.
Details about recording(s):
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Recording(s) posted: [2009-12-10 12:42:42]
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