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Peter Graham

Peter Graham

Subtitle: A Overture for Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gramercy Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £59.95   |   Score Only (print) - £24.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the West Lothian Schools Wind Band, Pentium was premiered by the group at the 1999 BASBWE [British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles] Conference held in Manchester, England. Described by conductor Brian Duguid as "a short ride on a PC", Pentium displays some common traits with the minimalist techniques of John Adams. A five-note figure, first heard in the clarinets and saxophones after the opening swirl and flourish, provides the essential building block for the rondo-like movement. Pentium takes its name from the "silicon glen" where computer chips are manufactured, near the West Lothian Schools Wind Band base.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Texas: IV. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Graham. P. (2002). Pentium: Overture for Band [score]. Gramercy Music: Cheadle Hulme, Chesire, U.K.
  • Perusal score