Maiden Voyage

From Wind Repertory Project
Shirley Mier

Shirley Mier

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


doubling Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II-III
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (small and large)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Stirring melodies and triple meter rhythms capture an ocean voyage in this dramatic concert piece. Nautical-sounding statements take the listener on an inspired musical journey across the sea. The work culminates with bold lines, full harmonies and broad phrases coming together as the ship makes a triumphant return home.

- Program Note from publisher


  • Frank Ticheli Composition Contest, 2005, finalist.


State Ratings

  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphony Band (Shaun Popp, conductor) - 20 April 2023
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Seth Davis, conductor) - 27 February 2023
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Emmaline Liske, conductor) - 4 May 2022
  • Central Lakes Wind Symphony (Brainerd, Minn.) (Jonathan Laflamme, conductor) - 3 May 2021
  • Merion Concert Band (Merion Station, Penn.) (Ashley Smith, conductor) - 2018

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