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Blues for a Squirrel in the Rain

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Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner


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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The squirrels ate all the birdseed. We greased the feeder’s pole so they couldn’t climb it. It rained. Hard. Out my window, I watched one lonely squirrel with his tail spread over its head scrounging under the bird feeder for dropped seeds. Occasionally, it would make a half-hearted attempt at climbing the pole, only to slowly slide back down. The squirrel cast baleful looks at me periodically. I felt sorry for it. So I wrote this piece.

- Program Note by composer.


The music is marked "Mournful, yearning, as if for food just out of reach."

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Works for Band and Wind Ensemble


Chamber Works:


Resources