Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!


From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Andrew David Perkins

Andrew David Perkins

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Apollo Studios
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $150.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $25.00


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
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In physics, gradients can describe an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another. In mathematics, the gradient is a synonym for slope. It points in the direction of the greatest rate of increase of a function, and its magnitude is the slope of the graph in that direction.

Gradients for concert band is a synthesis of these ideas, designed for developing musicians. The gradient concept is expressed through dynamics, cluster chords (including a simple 4 mallet marimba part) and extensive use of the melodic minor scale.

Commissioned by a consortium of music educators dedicated to the promotion of new music.

- Program Note by composer


  • NBA/Alfred Young Band Composition Concert, 2018, winner

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Michigan: Senior High C


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works