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Black River Overture

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Thomas Doss

Thomas Doss

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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mitropa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $92.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Black River Overture was commissioned by the music society Pfarrkapelle Schwarzenbach, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Schwarzenbach literally means “black brook” - hence the title of the work. This light-hearted piece is a compliment to all music societies and wind bands that have continued despite alternative, modern leisure-time activities in villages; as such, they are able to offer a wonderful and meaningful occupation to both the young and young-at-heart: namely, making music! These societies are the basis for all cultural work, making life rich and colourful.

An adventurous-sounding fanfare starts off this exciting and energetic piece. A slower expressive theme is then brought in, creating a lovely contrast. Big brasses and ripping French horns return to conclude this exhilarating work with a flourish.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Doss, T. (2007). Black River Overture [score]. Mitropa Music: Hagendorn, Switzerland.
  • Perusal score