V78 Score and parts
Anthony Plog (*1947)
Anthony Plog was born on November 13th, 1947 in Glendale, California. He received his music degree from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). Trumpet studies were first with his father Clifton Plog and later with Irving Bush, Thomas Stevens and James Stamp. He has a successful international career as a soloist and has made many recordings.
His compositional activities have grown...
About Songs of War and Loss
Great emotional and dynamic range
According to the composer, the substantial work uses the poetry of Walt Whitman (1819-1892) as its text deals with the subject of war, the human toll exacted by war, and the more than occasional spark of humanity observed during war. Although these poems concern themselves specifically with the Civil War (1861-1865) the themes are universal and timeless. The brass quintet, combined with baritone voice, is capable of great emotional and dynamic range and thus is a perfect setting to convey the brutality, sadness, suffering, and hope encountered in war.
- baritone voice, 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
- Editions Bim
- Walt Whitman
- 1. Beat! Beat! Drums! (4’) - (4')
2. An Army Corps on the March (3’) - (3')
3. How Solemn as One by One (3’30’) - (3'30)
4. Cavalry Crossing a Ford (3’) - (3')
5. By the Bivouac’s Fitful Flame (4’) - (4')
6. Reconciliation (4’) - (4')
7. A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Iray and Dim (4’30) (4'30)