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Michael Oare

Michael Oare


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General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet/Cornet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Electric Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block

Piano


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Written as a tribute to the seafaring and shipbuilding traditions of Portsmouth, Virginia, this enchanting and heartfelt composition overflows with colorful sonorities and rich textures. The percussion section has a big role in solidifying temp changes while the flutes are responsible for introducing the main theme. The rich melody moves throughout the band, incorporating several countermelodies and interesting effects in the percussion.

-Program Note by publisher


Dedicated to the Churchland Middle School Band, Portsmouth, Virginia, Mary Gugler, director.

-Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: II
  • Texas: II. Complete


Recent Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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