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Love & Nature

Kim Fleming and the University of Illinois lead the wind band consortium for my new work, Love & NatureThis 10-minute, Grade 4-5 piece will explore how love prevails through cosmic lore, social movements, and mercurial mythos. Each of the work's three movements will connect a different instrumental soundworld to the concepts of earth, water, and air, depicting a blossoming of kindness and hope for the future of our planet. 

Consortium Details

Instrumentation: Full wind band, approximately as follows: piccolo, flute (2 parts), oboe (2 parts), clarinet (3 parts), bass clarinet, bassoon (2 parts), alto saxophone (with opt. soprano saxophone), tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, horn (2-4 parts), trumpet (3 parts), trombone (3 parts), euphonium, tuba, piano, percussion (timpani & 4-5 players)

Difficulty: Grade 4-5

Duration: 10 minutes, split into three movements

Delivery: June 1, 2024 (PDF score and parts). The Hindsley Symphonic Band (University of Illinois) will premiere the work in Fall 2024 and all consortium members will receive a one-year exclusivity period.

Consortium Participation: $300 buy-in due by May 1, 2024

  • CBDNA members: payment will be invoiced through CBDNA and can be paid either by mailing a check or by credit card. You must be up to date with your CBDNA membership.

  • Non-CBDNA members: You will be contacted by Ashley Killam, who will issue a contract and invoice. Payment will be made directly to Gala Flagello either by mailing a check or via Paypal. 

Consortium Members

As of February 20, 2024

Appalachian State University, Jason Gardner and John Stanley Ross

Arkansas State University, Nick Balla

Baylor University, Isaiah Odajima

Butler University, Trae Blanco

Dartmouth College, Brian Messier

Florida State University, Rodney Dorsey

Indiana State University, Eric Scott

Ithaca College, Daniel Cook

Keene State College, John T. Hart Jr.

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Patrick Stuckemeyer

Montana State University, Nathan Stark

Montclair State University, Thomas McCauley

Morehead State University, DuWayne C. Dale
Northwestern University, Mallory Thompson

Oregon State University, Erik Leung

Rowan University, Joe Higgins

Southeastern Louisiana University, Robert Schwartz

SUNY Potsdam, Brian Doyle

Temple University, Trish Cornett

The College of New Jersey, Eric LaPrade

University of Central Missouri, Corey Seapy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kimberly Fleming (Consortium Lead)

University of Michigan, Jason Fettig and Courtney Snyder

University of Missouri Kansas City, Steve Davis and Joe Parisi

University of North Carolina Greensboro, Jon Caldwell

University of Virginia, Elliott Tackitt

Youth Performing Arts School, Kevin Callihan

Tom and Denise Hedlund

Explore Gala's works for band:

Bravado (arr. 2023) for wind band, performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, cond. Lt. Col. Jason Fettig

The Bird-While (2022) for solo flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and symphonic winds, performed by Hub New Music and the University of Michigan Symphony Band, cond. Michael Haithcock

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