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Consider the Uncommon Man

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

Subtitle: In Memoriam

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Though we may come into contact with hundreds, perhaps thousands of individuals in our lifetime, there is always that "handful" of special people whose lives and work affect us more deeply than others. Their impact in our lives is measured not by memories, but by our ongoing effort to be a "little more like them" in what we pursue. In the lives of countless friends and former students, Dr. Charles A. Wiley (Pete's) human legacy will be rich, indeed. Pete Wiley is an easy man to remember. To my children, Dr. Wiley was the "tallest guy who ever came to our house" and "the man who used tons of pepper on his food." To his colleagues, friends, and students, he was a man of honor, firm but wise to the ways of music and musicians. In the publishing world, his name represents integrity and a search for a significant repertoire for the band and wind ensemble. To his family, he was a Godly example of His Heavenly Father's love, grace and guidance. To me, he was my "unofficial older, wiser uncle," and best of all perhaps, one of my closest friends ... I rejoice that I knew him for awhile. But, to be truthful, I must add, this was the most difficult piece my heart ever had to write.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Westfield High School Symphonic Band, Houston, Texas, Philip Geiger, Director, in memory of Dr. Charles A. "Pete" Wiley, Texas bandmaster, publisher, and inspiration to a generation of instrumental musicians.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Band Class A
  • Georgia: VI
  • Kansas: IV
  • Minnesota: Category I
  • Mississippi: Band Class 6A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • West Virginia University, Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) – 17 April 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • David Holsinger website Accessed 29 August 2021
  • Holsinger, D. (1992). Consider the Uncommon Man: In Memoriam [score]. TRN Music Publisher: Ruidoso, N.M.