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Michael Oare

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

About this piece, the composer writes:

Equilibrium walks a musical tight-rope in an effort to achieve a musical equilibrium. Using the center of the octave, the tri-tone, as a melodic and harmonic balance point, Equilibrium contrasts often opposing rhythmic and harmonic elements to achieve, or often disrupt, a musically “balanced” state. A secondary definition of equilibrium, referring to a calm, peaceful mental state, is represented by a more tranquil, minimalist center section of the work. Numerous rhythmic permutations, an active interplay between the winds and percussion and a relentless, driving pulse all contribute toward attaining a sense of musical equilibrium.

- Program Note by Andrew Skaggs for the U.S. Navy Band


Equilibrium was commissioned by the United States Navy Band of Washington, DC, and their conductor/commander, Captain Brian Walden.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Taylor, Clifton. "Equilibrium." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 173-183. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.