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Caverns of Sonora

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William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: The Secret Cave


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibra-slap


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Abounding in mystery and majesty, the Caverns of Sonora in southwestern Texas are recognized as one of the most spectacular and significant cave systems in the world. Best known for a stunning assemblage of crystal formations, The caves remain quite alive with formations still developing.

This work is an engaging homage to this beauteous gift of nature. The opening is slow and mysterious, exuding feelings of intrigue as to what secrets the caves may hold. Suddenly becoming brisk in tempo, a somber melody gradually grows into a powerful statement. While driving percussion and dark harmonies now drive the music, the feeling of mystery remains throughout.

Commissioned by the CENTEX (Central Texas) Honor Band.

- Program Note from score


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Tambora! (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)


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