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Michael Barry

Michael Barry

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: JoAnne Kane
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Michael Barry's most vibrant, colorful piece for wind ensemble, Boomba, features whimsical melodic lines and fast-paced call and response between the various ensemble textures. Michael's use of classic jazz gestures and unexpected orchestration -- including a rare solo for often under-utilized Eb Clarinet -- create a work that's equal parts nostalgic and fresh -- warm yet electric.

Barry writes, "It was a very Bob Boss-like experience. At the center of the piece is a silly motif in the timpani, which sounds like someone playing bongos, as well as some quirky horn lines."

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of California Berkeley Wind Ensemble I (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 17 January 2020
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 1 October 2019
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 1 November 2018
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Band (Kelvin Jones, conductor; Lauren Slay, clarinet) – 9 November 2017
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) – 24 February 2017
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Tiffany Galus, conductor) – 23 October 2016
  • Winds of the Mountain Empire (Wise, Va.) (Donald W. Sorah, conductor) – 17 July 2016

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