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legacies (2012/2014)

Percussion Ensemble Version

Medium: Symphonic Band
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (Spring 2015)
Composed: 2012/Scored for Band in 2014
Duration: 8:00
Difficulty: Grade 5

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Flute 1 & 2
English Horn
B-flat Clarinet 1 & 2
B-flat Clarinet 3 & 4
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1 & 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone


B-flat Trumpet 1 & 2
B-flat Trumpet 3 & 4
F Horn 1 & 2
F Horn 3 & 4
Trombone 1 & 2
Trombone 3
(Baritone T.C.)
Double Bass

Timpani (slapstick)
Percussion 1 (snare drum, bongos, medium concert tom, bell tree, splash, suspended, & China cymbals)
Percussion 2 (vibraphone, concert bass drum, medium & low concert toms, medium woodblock)
Percussion 3 (2-octaves crotales, bells, 3 woodblocks)
Percussion 4 (5-octave marimba, tam-tam, sizzle cymbal, kick bass drum, medium low tom, concert bass drum)
Percussion 5 (chimes, xylophone, claves)

Legacies was commissioned by the North Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society in honor of composer/percussionist/teacher Lynn Glassock who retired from UNC-Chapel Hill in the spring of 2011. The first percussion ensemble piece I ever played was Lynn's octet "Layers," before I even had any thoughts or hopes of being a composer. His percussion compositions have influenced my own writing greatly.

University of Oklahoma Percussion Ensemble
Stuart Langsam, director
2014 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy