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Wind Ensemble

Jodie Blackshaw

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Peace Dancer

F O R W I N D E N S E M B L E

JODIE BLACKSHAW

INSTRUMENTATION

PICCOLO

FLUTE 1

FLUTE 2

TRUMPET 1 IN B ♭

TRUMPET 2 IN B ♭

TRUMPET 3 IN B ♭

OBOE

1 ST HORN IN F

CLARINET 1 IN B ♭

CLARINET 2 IN B ♭

2 ND HORN IN F

3 RD HORN IN F

CLARINET 3 IN B ♭

CLARINET 4 IN B ♭ TROMBONE 1

BASS CLARINET IN B ♭ TROMBONE 2

BASS TROMBONE

SOPRANO SAXOPHONE

ALTO SAXOPHONE

TENOR SAXOPHONE

EUPHONIUM

TUBA

STRING BASS

BARITONE SAXOPHONE

BASSOON

VIBRAPHONE 1 &

ORCHESTRAL BELLS

VIBRAPHONE 2

TIMPANI & SUSPENDED CYMBAL

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A special note from the composer…

T REHEARSAL NOTES T

This is a gentle, humble work. It is is based on the book Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd (see

notes over the page for more information). It is imperative that you purchase this text and share with your students. On

page 28 there is a realization: “We have really lost our way. We have not taught our children love and respect”. This

statement and illustration governs the entire piece. Discuss with your students what it means to play with humility and

how this may effect ensemble tone, balance and overall expression? How can they best represent each emotional stage

as individuals, as an ensemble and what effect does this have on the conductor’s gesture? To truly achieve this work,

emotional attachment and the willingness to be vulnerable is paramount. Take a deep breath, be brave and be ready to

find where you perhaps have lost your way through the realization of Peace Dancer.

Jodie Blackshaw

Baranduda, Victoria, 2017

“What makes you vulnerable, makes you beautiful”.

Brené Brown

Measure 1-7:

Emotional context: weary, somber, absorbed.

(All players in the ensemble should be aware of this context and if not playing, remain motionless and in the moment.)

• Harmon mutes: please ensure all trumpet players use the same mute. Bubble harmons are preferred.

• Carefully tune trumpet players with mutes in and mutes out to ensure they set the right pitch for the rest of the

ensemble from measure 1.

• m. 3 & 5: pause is a short pause – like a moment in time.

• m. 7: Trombone/Bassoon entry should have a breathy attack – like a ‘cello. Not sudden, but simply carefully

emerging from the colour that is dissipating.

Measure 8-15:

Emotional context: weary, somber, mournful.

(All players in the ensemble should be aware of this context and if not playing, remain motionless and in the moment.)

• m. 8: Soprano Saxophone sets the mood here – a little rubato and vibrato is encouraged.

• m. 8: Horn 3: Slightly emphasize entry then fade away. A little like a knolling bell (as for Trombone 2, m. 12).

• m. 9-10: Alto Saxophone is in conversation with Sop. Sax. Balance dynamics & stylistic interpretation.

• m. 12-13: Clarinet chord in a new harmonic voice that overlaps and takes the listener to a new place. Ensure

clarinets are confident with this and create a harmonious, far away warmth in their tone.

• m. 14: Horn 1 entry is vulnerable so do not hold back the tempo too much in here.

Measure 16-26:

Emotional context: with a little hope.

(All players in the ensemble should be aware of this context and if not playing, remain motionless and in the moment.)

• Flute 1 is a shadow to the Horn and should gently dance around the Horn line. Vibrato is strongly encouraged.

• Clarinets should carefully articulate their passages and create a clear, moving homogenous colour beneath the

soloists. They represent the beginning of the realization and are encouraged to move a little as they play, to

represent the stirring of the spirit.

• Horn 1 part is cued in both Trombone 1 and Euphonium. Whilst Horn is preferred, please change instrumentation

should your ensemble have a stronger Trombone or Euphonium player who can comfortably play in this range.

Measure 27-38:

Emotional context: wistful, with anticipation, unsettled (as if something unknown is about to happen)

(All players in the ensemble should be aware of this context and if not playing, remain in the moment.)

• m. 26: Alto Sax/Euphonium line should use a breathy attack – almost string like to inhale the current sound. Alto

is to grow and sail over the top of all other lines. A little vibrato is encouraged.

• m. 28 C : Lower Brass should be aware of the sonorities set by the ensemble and match their dynamic and

accordingly. Blend – blend – blend! Horn 2 – as a knolling bell.

• m. 33 Più Mosso: A little more strength in tone and fullness in ensemble timbre here – a little rubato and tempo

swell around m. 35-36 will enable moving lines to flourish and heighten anticipation.

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Measure 39-55:

Emotional context: anxious intensity that leads to a release of emotion at 53.

• m. 39: the tango-esque flavor set in Bari-Sax/Bassoon/String Bass should set a new feel here – taking the

audience into another timbral colour. Saxes should be a little ‘bitey’ (West-Cost, Steely Dan kind of bitey) J

• m. 44: hold back the tempo ever so slightly here and allow the Trumpet 1/Oboe line to resonate.

• m. 46 – 49: constantly building, initially set by Oboe/Sop Sax/Trumpet 1. If it doesn’t feel right in the moment to

pull back the dynamic at 46 then don’t. Dynamic markings are there to allow the Oboe/Sop Sax/Trumpet 1 to

freely fly over the top of the ensemble – use your judgement. Upper winds match the energy of this line at 48 and

head towards the accented note on the and of 1 in m. 49. Timpani should not hold back and take the ensemble

through to a full and dramatic forte at 50.

• m. 50-52: Bell tones in all brass (except B. Tbn and Tuba). Be mindful of melodic lines in upper winds and

balance with care. Ensure the ensemble still has somewhere to go dynamically and don’t peak too soon.

• m. 52-54: Louden is a direction to the whole ensemble to “intensify towards the change” (to quote my colleague

Dale Lonis: https://www.mmiachieve.com/). The goal being to create intensity to the release on the C major

chord at 53 – not simply play louder. Consider balance, timpani and the upper winds flourishes to achieve this.

Measure 56-66:

Emotional context: relieved but with a little sadness, humble, feeling a little sorry.

• A delicate section governed by Flute and Oboe. Intricate lines in all other parts should be played with clarity –

moving parts = meaningful lines; play as such!

• Hold back tempo a little at 61 then dance a little in the 3/8. Rit. commences at the very end of this 3/8 section and

commences the entry to the final, reflective moments.

Measure 66-end:

Emotional context: reflection, contemplation.

• Alternate brass parts should carefully weave in-between each other – imagine waves in the ocean.

• m. 73: this is a very achievable vocalization. All parts are written in concert pitch and please ensure that these

exact pitches are sung – no lower octaves. Rehearse this way:

a. Have everyone sing the 4-quaver/eighth note line (with the Vibraphone) and hold the ‘B’ – like this:

b. Students decide which note they wish to hold (i.e. E – G – D or B). Make sure it is balanced. Try each part

then build. Fully notated, the result is this:

c. Ensure ‘mmm’ sound sits at the base of the throat and not in the nose.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PEACE DANCER and ROY HENRY VICKERS

See a YouTube clip of Roy Henry Vickers talking about this story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XH5M_epq0c

To learn more about Roy Henry Vickers, please visit his website:

http://www.royhenryvickers.com/

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MORAL RIGHTS and WHERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

This work is based on the text “Peace Dancer”, written by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd with spectacular

illustrations also by Roy Henry Vickers. Published by Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, Canada. You can

purchase the book directly from the publisher here:

http://www.harbourpublishing.com/title/PeaceDancer

I am proud to state that moral rights have been granted from the author and the publisher to link this composition with

this beautiful book aimed at children of a Yr. 5-9 reading age.

Other texts by Roy Henry Vickers have been listed in the Authentic First Peoples Resources (K-9) as put together by

the First Nations Education Steering Committee, and I am certain this will be added to the list (only published in 2016).

To obtain a free download of this list of texts, please go here:

http://www.fnesc.ca/k-7/

FIRST PEOPLES PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING

Principles of learning focused on during the creation of this work are as follows:

• Learning involves recognising the consequences of one’s actions

• Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge

• Learning involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred and only shared with permission and/or in certain

situations

COMMISSION

Commissioned by the University of British Columbia Conducting Symposium Consortium hosted by Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of Bands:

v W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Janet Wade (Abbotsford, British Columbia)

v American Community School, Christopher Ward (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

v Mulgrave Schools, Mark Steffens (West Vancouver, British Columbia)

v Seaquam Secondary School, Jill Sparrow-Ng (Delta, British Columbia)

v Seycove Secondary School, Risa Mcdonell (North Vancouver, British Columbia)

v Tristan Roush, Kent, WA

Special thanks to Janet Wade of W.J. Mouat Secondary School for driving this project.

T PROGRAMME NOTES T

‘Peace Dancer’ is inspired by the First Nations text of the same name by Roy Henry Vickers (Squamish Nation). In the words of the

author:

“The story Peace Dancer is about a song and dance that is thousands of years old originating from the time of the flood. Songs

have been composed for different Chiefs up and down the Pacific northwest coast. The Chief who is chosen to do this sacred dance

is recognized as a healer in each community and the songs and dances are a reminder of the great flood and how the people lost

their way and their love for all things in creation. During the dance there is a time when the dancer shakes eagle down from their

headdress to remind people of the flood.”

Whilst this text afforded many music making opportunities, the composer chose to focus on one moment..

“We have really lost our way, we have not taught out children love and respect”.

This is achieved by dividing this short piece into ‘moments’: meditation – awakening – realization – humility. It takes you, the audience on

an emotional journey, similar to realizing you have been in the wrong; maybe you have been unkind or acted in a way that does not become

you? Once you realize the consequence of your actions, remorse and the understanding that there is a need to move forward with humility

and grace follows. Thus is the lesson of ‘Peace Dancer’.

T ABOUT THE COMPOSER T

Have you ever played a ‘Blackshaw’ with your wind ensemble? If you have, then you know that a work by this Australian composereducator

is different from the norm. You will also know that it takes you, the Director, on an alternate educational pathway that for some, is

a little uncomfortable at first. That said you would also know that it is a surprise package, an audience favourite and presents you the

director with interesting conducting challenges.

Such is the work of Jodie Blackshaw.

Through her teaching, conducting and composing, Blackshaw has passionately searched for a compositional approach to band that offers

Directors a product that centres on musical elements other than melody and harmony. In 2006 Jodie won the inaugural Frank Ticheli

Composition Contest with her work ‘Whirlwind’ and since then has travelled throughout Australia, the United States, Canada and the UAE

as a guest composer and creative music teaching clinician.

In 2016 Jodie launched her ‘Off the Podium’ professional development webinar series, connecting like-minded, creative band directors

throughout the world. She is currently studying a PhD in Composition at the Australian National University.

To find out more about Jodie and her works please go to: www.jodieblackshaw.com

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This work is dedicated to Craig Kirchhoff.

A true Peace Dancer who reminds

us how it is important to walk this life with

integrity, humility and grace.


This work was commissioned by the University of British Columbia Conducting Symposium Consortium

Peacedancer

"We have really lost our way. We have not taught our children love and respect."

BLACKSHAW

Piccolo

Flute 1

Flute 2

Oboe

Clarinet 1 in Bb

Clarinet 2 in Bb

Clarinet 3 in Bb

Clarinet 4 in Bb

Bass Clarinet

in Bb

Soprano Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Bassoon

Trumpet 1 in Bb

Trumpet 2 in Bb

Trumpet 3 in Bb

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Picc.

Fl. 1

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Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob.

Cl. 1

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Cl. 3

Cl. 4

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Fl. 1

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Cl. 4

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Fl. 1

Fl. 2

F With humility and grace (q=54)

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Picc.

Fl. 1

Fl. 2

Ob.

Cl. 1

Cl. 2

Cl. 3

Cl. 4

B. Cl.

Sop. Sax.

A. Sax.

Ten. Sax.

Bari. Sax.

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Voice





Female voices/male in falsetto sing in this octave only.

Individuals choose one note to sustain (E - G - D or B) as their entry

matches the vibraphone.

In m. 74 - voices gradually change from 'oo' sound to 'mm' sound (in own time).




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With bow

Mallets: very slow motor

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