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Kirkland Overture

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Darren Mitchell

Darren Mitchell

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


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-IV
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Siren Whistle
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The composer’s normal day is the inspiration for this bright, engaging overture. Musically descriptive, the composition aptly conveys the starts and stops of a morning commute through rush hour traffic to a downtown Seattle studio, the breathtaking view of a lake and snow-covered Olympic Mountains during the drive, the calm relaxation experienced while creating music, and finally the commute home. Based on a simple three-note motif that appears throughout the piece in many variations including elongation, diminution, and retrograde, the composition features melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic interest throughout with effective contrasts of texture and dynamics.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.4 (2015): 44. Print
  • Perusal Score