From the Gelinas family:"David Gelinas was a grade 10 student at Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. On May 2, 1992, he was tragically killed in a car accident. David was an accomplishedtenor saxophone playerand member of the LeBoldus Concert Band, multiple Jazz Bands and the Regina Lions Junior Band. He dreamt of a future in music at McGill University.In the 25 years since his death, David's family and friends have embraced life, the importance of family, and a love of music. This piece is dedicated to the memory our son, brother, uncle, student, and friend, David Gelinas. Always in our hearts and minds, David's love of music plays on."Chad Huel, Director of Bands at LeBoldus Catholic High School, Regina, Saskatchewan, approached me to write a new work for the school's symphonic band in memory of his friend, David Gelinas. Chad spoke of his friend's love of music and life, the time they spent together, his skills as a tenor saxophonist, and how his life was cut so tragically short.Before writing this piece, I was reading the William Blake poem Auguries of Innocence. Contained in that poem were the following words, which seemed so beautifully poignant and appropriate, and hopefully encapsulates something about grief, as well as celebration of life."Joy & Woe are woven fineA Clothing for the soul divineUnder every grief & pineRuns a joy with silken twine"Soul Divine is dedicated to Chad Huel and the Gelinas family, in memory of David Gelinas.
The wind band set contains 30 march card size parts: Flute 1 x2Flute 2 x2Oboe x1Bassoon x1Clarinet 1 Bb x2Clarinet 2 Bb x2Soprano Saxophone Bb x1Alto Saxophone 1 Eb x1Alto Saxophone 2 Eb x1Tenor Saxophone Bb x1Baritone Saxophone Eb x1Horn 1 in F x1Horn 2 in F x1Solo & 1st Cornet Bb x22nd Cornet Bb x2Trombone 1 B.C. x1Trombone 2 B.C. x1Bass Trombone x1Euphonium B.C. x1Euphonium Bb T.C. x1Tuba B.C. x2String Bass x1Percussion x1 Titles:A child this day is bornA Christmas lullabyA great and mighty wonderAll I want for Christmas is youAll my heart this night rejoicesAngels, from the realms of Glory (Come and worship)Angels, from the realms of Glory (Iris)Angels we have heard on highA starry nightAs with gladness men of oldAuld lang syneA virgin most pureAway in a manger (The manger scene)Away in a manger (Traditional)A winter’s taleBethlehemBrightest and best (Spean)Brightest and best (Traditional)Calypso CarolCarol for the NativityCarol of the bellsCarol of the drumChild of MaryChristians Awake!Christ is born (Il est n?)Christ was born on Christmas DayCome and join the celebrationCome, children, come quicklyCoventry CarolDeck the hallDing dong! merrily on highDo you hear what I hear?Frosty the snowmanGabriel’s MessageGaudeteGlory in the highestGlory in the highest HeavenGod of God, the uncreatedGod rest you merry, gentlemenGood Christian men, rejoiceGood King WenceslasGo, tell it on the mountain!Happy Christmas (War is over)Hark the glad sound!Hark! the herald angels singHave yourself a merry little ChristmasHere we come a-wassailingHow far is it to Bethlehem?Huron CarolInfant HolyIn the bleak midwinter (Cranham)In the bleak midwinter (Darke)I saw mommy kissing Santa ClausI saw three ships come sailing inIt came upon a midnight clear (Traditional)It came upon a midnight clear (Willis)It’s beginning to look a lot like ChristmasIt’s the most wonderful time of the yearI wish it could be Christmas everydayI wonder as I wanderJesus, good above all otherJingle BellsJingle bell rockJoy to the world!Last ChristmasLet it snow!Little baby JesusLittle children, wake and listenLittle DonkeyLittle Jesus, sweetly sleepLo! he comes with clouds descendingLong, long agoLove came down at ChristmasMary’s boy childMary’s ChildMasters in this hallMerry Christmas everyoneMistletoe and wineNoelO Christmas treeO come, all ye faithfulO come, ImmanuelO Heaven-sent KingO holy night!O little town of Bethlehem (Christmas Carol)O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)O little town of Bethlehem (St Louis)Once in royal David’s cityPast three o’clockPatapanPersonent HodiePraise ye the LordRing the bellsRise up, shepherd!Rockin’ around the Christmas treeRudolph, the red-nosed reindeerSans day carolSanta Claus is comin’ to townSaviour’s DaySee, amid the winter’s snowSilent Night!Sleigh RideSoftly the night is sleepingSo here it is, merry ChristmasStars are shiningStill, still, stillStop the cavalrySussex CarolSweet chiming bellsSweet chiming Christmas bellsThe candle songThe cherry tree carolThe Christmas songThe first NowellThe holly and the ivyThe infant KingThe light has comeThe shepherds’ farewellThe stable doorThe star in the eastThe twelve days of ChristmasThe virgin Mary had a baby boyThey all were looking for a kingThou didst leave thy throneThree kings’ marchUnto us a boy is bornWalking in the airWe gather round the manger-bedWe three kings of Orient areWe wish you a merry ChristmasWhat child is this?When a child is bornWhen Santa got stuck up the chimneyWhence is that goodly fragrance flowing?When wise men came seekingWhile shepherds watched (Cranbrook)While shepherds watched (Handel)While shepherds watched (Winchester Old)White ChristmasWho is he?Winter WonderlandWorldwide Christmas messageZither CarolA starry nightChristmas JoyChristmas PraiseCoventry CarolInfant HolyMid-winterRudolph, the red-nosed reindeerThe everlasting lightTo celebrate his birthYuletide Rag
This scintillating work was written as a tribute to the jazz musicians of the New Orleans, Dixieland and Chicago styles of the 20s and 30s. It consists of an opening swing section in true Dixieland style, followed by a sleazy blues section. Ideally the band should be divided so there is a separate Dixieland band consisting of trumpet, clarinet, alto or tenor saxophone, trombone, banjo (optional) and tuba or double bass. Although the Dixieland band are mostly accompanied by the remainder of the concert band the accompanying players also get the chance to shine as every now and again they take over the musical themes.Estimated delivery 10-12 days