Platinum Band Series
Purchase Score Only
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2/3
F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
Mallet Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Chimes, Marimba)
Mallet Percussion 2 (Bells, Vibraphone, Marimba)
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Claves)
Percussion 2 (4 Toms, Gong, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals)
Based on five songs from various regions of China (“The Lion”, “Ten Sisters”, “Myela”, “Big Eyes Call”, and “The Bird's Beautiful Song”), this symphonic tone poem is Western neo-tonal treatment of the melodic and harmonic material derived from the five melodies. The colors and sonorities of the symphonic band are used to project the variety of textures that display the contrasting moods of the pieces to make a powerful musical statement.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Elliot Del Borgo (b. 1938) holds a B.S. degree from the State University of New York, an Ed.M. degree from Temple University, and an M.M. degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, where he studied theory and composition with Vincent Perichetti and trumpet with Gilbert Johnson. In 1973, he was granted the doctoral equivalency by the State University of New York and was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1993.
Mr. Del Borgo taught instrumental music in the Philadelphia Public Schools and was Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, where he held teaching and administrative positions from 1966 to 1995. An award-winning member of the American Society of Conductors, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), he is a frequent consultant, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator and is a widely known conductor of bands and orchestras.
In addition to his music for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, he has published over 400 compositions for a variety of media. His music reflects the aesthetics of twentieth century musical ideals through an eclectic nature and vigorous harmonic and rhythmic style.
Now in his retirement years, Elliot is in great demand as a guest conductor. He also writes several commissioned works each year for schools and civic performing organizations worldwide.