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Quicksilver (Owens)

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William Owens

William Owens

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Reminiscent of the classic circus march, Quicksilver takes us back to the wild, unbridled early twentieth century circus times. This traditionally styled work in quite rollicking in nature, offering straightforward melodic content and sweeping technical passages from all sections of the ensemble.

The piece immediately demands attention with its audacious introduction and continues with great boldness. Becoming softer at the trio section, the music still maintains drive and intensity before once again assuming its original intrepid style and driving to a dashing finish.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Georgia (Athens) Harper Band (Jeff Harper, conductor) - 22 January 2023
  • Swarthmore (Penn.) College Wind Ensemble (Andrew Hauze, conductor) - 19 November 2022
  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Tex.) Honors Wind Symphony (Mike Howard, conductor) - 26 March 2022
  • North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) Concert Winds (Lawrence Van Oyen, conductor) - 5 December 2021
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Sharon Laird, conductor) - 29 November 2021
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band III (Troy Bennefield, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • Lone Star Youth Winds (Dallas, Tx.) (Amanda Drinkwater, conductor) – 12 May 2019
  • Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio, Tex.) Wind Ensemble (Tom Bennett, conductor) - 21 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Danny Jones Middle School (Mansfield, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Williams Owens, conductor) – 17 May 2018

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