New Era

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Bruce Broughton

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Subtitle: Overture for Band

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (II doubling Piccolo)
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-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Shekere (or Cabasa)
  • Sistrum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Switch
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

New Era Overture (2010) was composed for the United States Air Force Academy Band (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and refers to the mixture of software, hardware, technology, and tradition in present-day life — the “new era.” The work is a mixture of styles that combines the rhythmic repetitiveness of the woodwinds with larger themes and gestures in brass and percussion that portray actual physical movement. The presence of a simple, hymn-like tune serves as a reminder of the extent to which the new era is rooted in the past and its traditions.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Symphony concert program, 8 February 2018

The Academy Band does a lot of goodwill touring, promoting the Air Force as well as traditional American values, so I wanted the piece to make sense of their mission.

- Program Note from composer

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) - 10 March 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Blasko, Benjamin. "New Era Overture." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 793-800. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Bruce Boughton website Accessed 7 February 2018