From Whence They Came


From Whence They Came


Gilreath, Leslie

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

From Whence They Came is an impression of the totality of the West African migration experience and subsequent influence, establishment and celebration of Gullah culture. Rather than attempt to build a historical timeline, it paints a picture that is more of the sum of the experiences along the way to the rich Gullah heritage resulting from the slave trade into Charleston, SC. From soulful aching to musical celebration and an eventual integration of experiences, the piece is a moving documentary on the experience that was and is Charleston Gullah.

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 2020
Duration: 7:00

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    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    English Horn
    Bassoon 1
    Bassoon 2
    E-flat Clarinet
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    B-flat Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
    Soprano Saxophone
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    B-flat Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    F Horn 3
    F Horn 4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Trombone 3
    Bass Trombone
    Baritone T.C.

    Double Bass

    Timpani (4 drums)
    Percussion 1: Bells, Vibraphone, Crotales (2-oct), Temple Blocks, Shekere
    Percussion 2: Marimba (4.5-oct), Chimes, Xylophone, Caxixi
    Percussion 3: Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Tam-Tam, Mark Tree, Chains
    Percussion 4: Large Slapstick, 2 Hand Drums
    Percussion 5: 5 Concert Toms, Djembe, Concert Bass Drum, Kick Drum/Floor Tom