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Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00; (digital) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00; (digital) - $35.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Electric Bass
Electric Keyboard
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Electric Guitar


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Homecoming is a distinctly American piece of music which ventures emotionally from doubt, to hope, and finally to celebration. Written for the soldiers of the U.S. Army TRADOC Band, the piece reflects upon wishes for the safe return of those who serve their country. Beginning with shades of concern and resolving with great joy, Homecoming seamlessly flows between traditional styles that originated in the U.S., from post-minimalist concert music to jazz. As the music grows into a waltz rhythm, welcoming smiles dance with it to the end as loved ones are reunited.

The individuals behind each instrument devote their lives to creating inspired music, and the people of the U.S. Armed Forces devote their lives to the betterment of the lives of others. In this piece, the most simple wind instrument of all, the human voice, echoes meaningful homecomings, wherever home may be and from whatever circumstance one returns.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) - 25 April 2019
  • United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.) Band (Tod Addison, conductor) – 19 January 2019
  • Oregon State University (Corvallis) Wind Ensemble (Chris Chapman, conductor) - 31 May 2018
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa Wind Ensemble (Jeffrey Boeckman, conductor) – February 2017

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

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