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Matthew C. Saunders

Matthew Saunders

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Self-published
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxohpone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals (crash, and suspended)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam (gong)
  • Timpani
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ode is a celebratory composition composed in honor of John Blevins, emeritus director of bands at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio and was commissioned by the Upper Arlington Music Boosters on the occasion of Mr. Blevins’ retirement from teaching. The music is a set of variations based on a melody derived from the letters of Mr. Blevins’ name, and pays homage to the lifework of a dedicated and inspiring music educator.


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State Ratings

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  • Upper Arlington High School Symphonic Band (Matthew Saunders, conducting) - May 2008 WORLD PREMIERE
  • Kansas State University Symphonic Band (Anna Eaverson, conducting) - March 2010

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