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Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin

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General Info

Year: 2018
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
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
Trombone I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

To be commissioned by such an incredible consortium of schools and educators is one of the highest honors a composer can achieve. Exhale is a composition born out of the directors’ desire for innovative and creative writing for concert band to be included in the 2018 New York State Band Directors Association [NYSBDA] Honor Band Festival.

The music in Exhale explores the various forms of breathing we experience in our everyday lives. From resting to exercising, the music depicts these various states of breath. In addition, I wanted to explore the colors of the modern wind band both with the rich use of harmony and the textural use of composite rhythms to create an eclectic tapestry of sound. I still give the listener and the ensemble a melody to grab onto, but I complement that with waves of sound and colors. As a listener, I invite you to close your eyes and envision the feelings that come with each iteration of Exhale.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester (Ossining, N.Y.) (Bradley Morrison, conductor) - 4 May 2018
  • New York State Band Directors Association’s Middle School Honor Band – 3 March 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

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