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James Sproul

James Sproul

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General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 9:20
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Sproul
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00


Flute I-II
English Horn
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

Percussion I
Tam-Tam (w/bow), Bass Drum, Tambourine
Percussion II
Vibraphone (w/ bow), Marimba, Glockenspiel, Snare Drum
Percussion III
Vibraphone (w/ bow and mallets), Glockenspiel, Tam-Tam, Suspended Cymbal
Percussion IV
Crash Cymbal on 28" Timpani w/bow*, Triangle, Snare Drum, Tam-Tam, Suspended Cymbal

  • Crash Cymbal placed upside down on top of 28" Timpani. using Violin bow and using the pitch pedal to oscillate the pitch


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fracture is about the duality of us all. We all live in two operate worlds, the external and the internal. This piece is about how our Self swirls back and forth between these two worlds; and all of the aspects of our personality, the good and band, despair and joy, dissonance and the beautiful, interact with this swirling between worlds, and each other. Often these things collide with each other with such magnitude that it fundamentally changes the foundation of the Self and its interaction with the external and the internal.

- Program Note by James Sproul

Fracture was commissioned by Dr. Leo Sakomoto at California State University, Bakersfield, whose wind ensemble gave its premiere in 2017.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • California State University, Bakersfield, Concert Band (Leo Sakomoto, conductor) – 5 May 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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