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Legacy of Honor

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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook

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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


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-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This impressive work opens with a reverent and lush chorale interspersed with brief solos for oboe, flute, trumpet, and bassoon. The pace quickens with a grand heroic theme which evolves into a majestic climax before closing in a quiet and delicate manner.

- Program Note from publisher

Legacy of Honor by Jay Bocook was commissioned by a group of band directors and friends to honor the retirement of Larry Wells and his dedicated career teaching music for more than four decades in North and South Carolina.

The calm and reflective work begins in the key of E major marked “with reverence” in a chorale setting found in the horns and low brass. A few measures later there are brief solos for oboe, flute, trumpet and bassoon. The tempo becomes a little faster at measure 45, labeled piu meno mosso and modulates to C major with a flowing theme marked “heroically” found in horns and saxophones. At measure 92 the music modulates to Bb major, indicated “broadly” with the theme in the first trumpets and flutes. The music quietly ends in Bb major with solos together for one flute and one clarinet and the reflective theme reminiscent

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, May 2014


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, (May 2017), p. 40.