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Alpine Meadow

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Cait Nishimura

Cait Nishimura (arr. Kaitlin Bove)

General Info

Year: 2020 / 2021
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cait Nishimura Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II (optional), including:

  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alpine Meadow was written during a self-directed, technology-free composing retreat in a cabin near Ashland, Oregon. I had recently visited Yosemite National Park for the first time, and was particularly inspired by the scenic drive on Tioga Road; this mountain pass is the highest in elevation in California (reaching almost 10,000 feet), and winds through the Sierra Nevada mountains overlooking the valleys and meadows below. Standing at the highest point of the road, I felt the cool breeze pass by me and then make its way through the grasses and trees below. The music in Alpine Meadow is intended to represent the quiet intensity of this remote and beautiful place.

Originally composed for concert band in 2020, this piece was commissioned by Chinook's Edge School Division for the 2020 CESD Senior Honour Band.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Symphonic Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 7 December 2021
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic) Concert Band (Erica Christofferson, conductor) - 1 December 2021
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) WindFest Honor Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 23 November 2021

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