Kalla
for trumpet and wind ensemble

Allan Gilliland
Composition Date: 2009
Duration: 00:08:43
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles With Soloist(s), Trumpet(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 3 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 3 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Saxophone
  • 4 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Baritone/Euphonium
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Band
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Programme Note:
The word Kalla is Norwegian for “call,” a theme that appears both in the inspiration for this piece and the structure of the work itself. Commissioned by the 2009 National Youth Band of Canada and funded through a grant from Grant MacEwan University’s Centre for the Arts Research and Scholarly Activity Fund, the work was premiered May 13, 2009 by the National Youth Band of Canada under the direction of Dr. Shelley Jagow, featuring Dean McNeill as the soloist.

For me Kalla is a “crossover” piece stylistically for the soloist. It draws upon both classical and jazz inspired techniques including traditional cadenzas with virtuosic runs and triple tonguing and contrasting sections featuring jazz plunger techniques, a unique sound not often heard in band music.

The trumpet culture at turn of the century (late 19th century-early 20th century) in New Orleans was the inspiration for Kalla. Trumpet players would go down to the river and play a note to see how long it took the echo to come back. Soon, another trumpet would answer, higher and louder, and the game of one-upsmanship would begin. Trumpet calls and answers from across the city would sound. Kalla is based on this concept of call and response with the opening trumpet call coming physically from three different places in the concert hall. As the piece develops call and response continues between the soloist and ensemble.

Premiere Information:
13/5/2012 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan National Youth Band, Dean McNeill soloist, Conductor: Dr. Shelley Jagow conductor

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1931 G481ka
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles With Soloist(s), Trumpet(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 5, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (23 p.) ;
    23 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 89
    33 parts ([89] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by National Wind Band

    Recording Details: O MUSIC
    Allan Gilliland
    2011 Centrediscs / Centredisques
    CMCCD 17111
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