River Shannon

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Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

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General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria?
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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 Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

During the COVID-19 isolation and resulting limbo in the spring of 2020, Julie Giroux found it difficult to concentrate on composition. She recalled a happier time, a tour of the British Isles she had taken in 2019 with conductor Jason Noble and his Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School Band. She especially remembered the beauty of Ireland and its major river, the Shannon, and decided to write a work to recall that beauty.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned for the Lone Star Wind Orchestra: Music Changing Lives Global Ensemble.

- Program Note from score

This work received its premiere by the Lone Star Wind Orchestra in a virtual performance. Each player recorded his or her part alone at home, after which the individual performances were assembled into one coordinated ensemble and "broadcast" online.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lone Star Youth Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Andrew Traschel, conductor) - 27 February 2022
  • Lone Star Youth Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Andrew Trachsel, conductor) – May 2020 (Virtual)

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