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Forever Holding Close the Memories

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Forever Holding Close the Memories was commissioned by the 2007-2008 Mesquite High School Band in Gilbert, Arizona; Ron Andre, Director. The piece is dedicated to Mesquite High School’s assistant director, Chris Rainer, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on the way to school one morning.

I read through numerous letters from Chris’s students who felt he was an amazing teacher and mentor. It reminded me once again how important a great teacher can be in a student’s development and also reminded me how precious life can be. I hope performers and audience members alike will enjoy this tribute to a wonderful teacher and mentor, who so positively affected students during his lifetime. Special thanks to Ron Andre and the Mesquite High School Band, for allowing me to be a part of this celebration of life.

- Program Note by composer

This tender and heartfelt tone poem is lyrically melodic and tuneful in nature. It focuses on a series of soloistic woodwind lines interspersed with richly scored emotional swells and sustained passages for the brass.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: V-A
  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band B
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III


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