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Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin

General Info

Year: 2017 / 2019
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Trumpet sextet
Publisher: Excelsia
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-tom, low
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Convergence was premiered at the International Trumpet Guild conference in 2017 before it was adapted by the composer for the Portland State University Wind Symphony in 2019.

O’Loughlin begins with a bold fanfare statement that builds towards a light-hearted fast section. The theme is tossed from part to part in quick interplay; hints of the opening fanfare are sprinkled throughout the development before returning in full at the end.

- Program Note by Luke Camarillo for the New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds concert program, 9 December 2020

Convergence is a two-and-a-half-minute tour de force for wind band. The inception of the piece stemmed from a conversation with my friend David Bamonte who was preparing the Portland State University trumpet ensemble for a performance at the prestigious International Trumpet Guild conference in 2017. The trumpet ensemble version premiered to wide acclaim that year.

Fast forward a year ahead and the opportunity came up to score the piece for wind band. The wind band version is written for the Portland State University Wind Symphony under the direction of Patrick Vandehey and dedicated to David Bamonte, who is the trumpet professor at PSU and assistant principal trumpet in the Oregon Symphony. The premiere was at the MENC All-Northwest Convention in February 2019.

The music begins with a bold fanfare statement with engaging harmonies and rhythms. The colors of the wind band are on full display here. It builds towards a fun and light-hearted fast section. Lots of movement and a catchy theme highlight the interplay back and forth throughout the ensemble. Some hints of the opening fanfare chords get sprinkled in here and there during the development. The opening fanfare material returns at the end in heroic proportions. He music is capped off by a fast postlude to bring the piece to a rousing finish.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • O'Loughlin, S.; Bamonte, D.; Portland State University. Wind Symphony (2019). Convergence [score]. Excelsia Music Publishing: Lakeland, Fla.
  • Perusal score
  • Sean O'Loughlin website Accessed 10 December 2020