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And in this dream there were eight windows

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr

N.B. The title of this work is correctly written in lower case with ellipsis: and in this dream there were eight windows...

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2013
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mahr Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $125.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Siren Whistle
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This composition is a modest exploration of the expressive potential contained in a synthetic eight-note scale: A, B-flat, C, D-flat, E-flat, F, G, A-flat. None of the other four available pitches (B, D, E, F-sharp) were used throughout the entire work. Through limitation, one at times discovers freedom.

As I began composing, ideas evolved that were seemingly propelled by the power each scale tone possessed to release musical moments that developed their own style and character. During the relaxed mental state of improvisation, I sensed a liberating process within these pitches. Each created a perceptual window through which different musical worlds could be experienced.

and in this dream there were eight windows... was premiered on October 19, 2003 by the University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Matthew J. George, conductor in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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