Pastorale (Zare)

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Zare

Roger Zare

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Piano (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal (large)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pastorale is inspired by the prevalence of wide-open farmland that can be found sprawling across the American Midwest. Driving across seemingly endless swaths of cornfields and dairy farms puts one in a contemplative mood, and the vastness of the landscape is certainly beautiful. This tranquil expanse is reflected with open harmonies and a yearning melody that always ends inconclusively. Every time this melody returns, it is mirrored by multiple parts of the ensemble in different configurations, first in two parts and at the climax in three parts simultaneously.

Pastorale was chosen as the runner up in the 2021 Women Band Directors International Composition Competition.


  • Women Band Directors International Composition Competition, 2021, runner-up


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lubbock (Tx.) Christian University Symphonic Band (Lisa Tatum, conductor) - 19 October 2023
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (T.J. Mack, conductor) - 23 February 2022

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