Hill Country Flourishes

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Barton

Steven Barton

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 5:13
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hill Country Flourishes was commissioned by the Hill Country Middle School Band of Austin, Texas, and premiered on May 15, 2001. The composition was the result of discussions with director Cheryl Floyd, who wanted “a sparkler” that would challenge every section of the band, but would also be accessible to the students and the listeners. After much research about the history of Austin and the Hill Country area, the decision to musically emphasize the pride and excitement of the area's past and present was made.

- Program Note by University of Missouri (Columbia) University Band concert program, 15 October 2015


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Texas: III. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Barton, S. (2001). Hill Country Flourishes [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Whitlock, Mark. "Hill Country Flourishes." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 354-361. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.