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Evan Ziporyn

Evan Ziporyn

Subtitle: Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2002 / 2014
Duration: c. 11:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Evan Ziporyn
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score and Solo Only (print) - $30.00


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

  • Bass Drum (2: regular and floor)
  • Bongos (2: high)
  • Castanets
  • Claves
  • Congas (3: medium)
  • Cowbells (2)
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: small and medium)
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks (2: low)
  • Tom-toms (2: low)
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Blocks (3: small and medium)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The concerto form springs from romanticism: its default metaphor is that of the heroic individual, emerging from and exalted by his fellow man. This is not really my thing, but I do have a strong desire to make music with my wind brethren, to do things on our instruments together. Having taught for over a decade, I am also conscious of the complex ways in which teachers and students relate, and this piece reflects this, at least in my mind. In war movies and sitcoms, it's always struck me that the drill sergeant works at least as hard as the recruits, running alongside, exhorting and cajoling to be sure, but never really asking them to do things he himself couldn't or wouldn't do. Not that that necessarily has anything to do with the title of this piece. I just thought I'd mention it.

Drill is the first of a projected three-movement work, written for Fred Harris and the MIT Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Evan Ziporyn website Accessed 19 August 2021
  • Perusal score
  • Ziporyn, E. (2014). Drill : Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble [score]. Airplane Ears Music: [Cambridge, Mass.?].