From Wind Repertory Project
Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Blue Dot Collective
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $155.00


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

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cowbell
  • Egg Shaker
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Kick Drum
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


In score and parts:

  • Glockenspiel, m. 156: Entrance should have a treble clef in front of it.
  • Percussion I (Xylophone, Marimba): The Clef should be treble, not percussion.

Program Notes

Dancefares is a piece about “earworms,” little musical fragments that get stuck in our heads and won’t dislodge themselves no matter what. Most of the musical material in Dancefares is based on the infectious little opening motive which pervades the piece from beginning to end. Throughout the piece, you may hear references to well-known popular songs (well, one in particular).

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the SC Chapter of the CBDNA, Dr. Doug Presley, President.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Laurier University (Waterloo, Ont. Can.) Wind Ensemble (Jessica Kun, conductor) - 29 October 2021
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 3 March 2020
  • Cleveland State University (Ohio) Symphonic Band (Birch Browning, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Ensemble (Chad R. Nicholson, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (Arris Golden, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren Olfert, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 24 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 North Central Conference, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Wheaton (Ill.) Municipal Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 21 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)

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