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Patrick J. Burns

Patrick Burns

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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Referring to the winning steed, this exhilarating piece lasts not much more than a typical one-mile horse race and depicts the event from the observer's perspective: the initial burst of energy at the starting gate and the ensuing excitement approaching the first turn; the suspense as the race develops along the far stretch and the increasing drama as the pack rounds the final turn and heads down the stretch for the big finish.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Racine (Wisc.) Concert Band (March Eichner, conductor) - 22 May 2018
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) Preparatory Wind Band (Karen Seward, conductor) – 17 December 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Burns, P. (2007). Perfect Trip [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.