Ides of March, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pulse-pounding and haunting, this is a dramatic composition for band that is spellbinding. A real celebration of the composer's love of modern film music, this piece also acts as an exercise in economy of musical material while remaining wonderfully melodic and elegant.

The Ides of March is a phrase that first appeared in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare and represented the time when a coup d'etat happened in the Roman government. "Et tu, Brute?" is the famous line recited by Julius Caesar at the climactic scene. The music reflects the heart-pounding pace of the events leading to the coup d'etat.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Callanwode Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Robert Meehan, conductor) - 25 March 2018
  • Cary (N.C.) Town Band (Stuart Holoman, conductor) – 4 July 2017

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