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Zack Stanton

Zack Stanton

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Zack Stanton
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Around the time I began writing this piece, I was going through a photo album of a backpacking trip I had gone on in high school with a group from my church. We were hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico, and made our primary campsite at the foot of Truchas Peak, which is a beautiful 13,000-foot mountain, far from any signs of civilization. Some of my favorite pictures from the trip were of a lake at the foot of the mountain, and I was looking through the album to find some of these pictures. The setting there was serene and the view stunning.

As I was going through these lake photos, one in particular stood out to me. There was a picture of two of the men who had gone on the trip, standing in front of the lake. Both of these men have died in the past two years from cancer, neither of them old by any standard. These were men that I had admired a great deal growing up. They were men who deeply loved their families and friends, and served others selflessly.

In this piece I wanted to convey the emotions I was feeling as I perused the photo album and remembered their friendship: the beauty and stillness of a mountain lake, the awe-inspiring grandeur of the mountains, and the mourning of lost friends who lived well and whose memory is treasured by all who knew them. This piece was written in memory of Mike Butler and Bruce Thompson.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Texas 5A Symphonic Band (Robert Carnochan, conductor) - 16 February 2019 (2019 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Ensemble (Nicholas E. Williams, conductor) –10 April 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor) – 20 September 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Symphony Band (John T. Madden, conductor) – 2 February 2016

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