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How About Here

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Joshua Shank

Joshua Shank

General Info

Year: 2012 / 2015
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Joshua Shank
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
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-IV
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crotales
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The material for How About Here is all based around immutable musical objects and how they interact with one another. The opening movement takes various ostinato patterns and has them combine with different bass notes. The second movement attempts to merge three melodic fragments with three different chords, and the final movement is a sequence of unchanging passacaglias which overflow into an ecstatic conclusion. The whole thing reminded me of someone rearranging furniture in a room; the actual pieces don’t change but, rather, combine in different ways to make something pleasing. Hence, the title: How About Here. This piece was originally the middle, slow movement of my master’s thesis in composition scored for chamber ensemble. The music seemed perfect for an expansion into a wind piece.

How About Here received its premiere by the pale blue. wind ensemble (Corey Pompey, conductor) on February 5, 2015.

- Program Note by composer


  • Inclusive Repertoire Initiative (Louisiana State University), Winner


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Winds (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) - 18 November 2021
  • pale blue. wind ensemble (Corey Pompey, conductor) - 5 February 2015 *Premiere Performance*

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