Beautiful Oregon

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

This work bears the designation Opus 124.

General Info

Year: 2007 / 2010
Duration: c. 9:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Crotale (in F)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fresh, cool air. Countless streams teeming with trout. Gorgeous snow-capped mountains. This vibrant work depicts the scenic beauty of the state of Oregon and all its natural wonders.

This work was commissioned by the Oregon Symphonic Band, Michael Burch-Pesses, conductor.

- Program Note from publisher

Few regions of the lower 48 states can boast the scenic beauty of Oregon. As one travels from the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the southwest past the Three Sisters and Mount Hood to Portland, turning east through the Dallas before going through the Umatilla and Willowa Mountains to Hell's Canyon, one can only admire Oregon as a region of stunning beauty. While composing this work, I often closed my eyes to remember the fresh, cool air, the countless streams teeming with trout and the gorgeous snow-capped mountains that seem to go endlessly past the horizon. Such beauty is uncommon in today's world, and I daydreamed that I could go there again.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


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