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James Syler

James Syler

Subtitle: For 3-Part Treble Flexible Instrumentation

General Info

Year: 2018 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Woodwind Trio
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $75.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Scintilla is the Latin word for spark. For this music, I interpreted a spark as metallic, electric, and twitchy. After the opening spark-like sound, short motives and gestures mutate and dance to become new motives and gestures as the music gains speed and intensity to the end.

This flexible instrumentation version is based on the original trio for flute, clarinet, and alto sax completed in 2018. Special thanks to Chris Beaty, saxophonist at Texas A&M University-Commerce for organizing the original commission for woodwind trio. The premiere performance was given by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Faculty Woodwind Trio on March 11, 2018, at the North American Saxophone Conference at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the faculty Woodwind Trios at Texas A&M University, Commerce, West Texas A&M University, and University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

- Program Note from score

Performance Notes

The flexible instrumentation can use any combination of instruments as long as all parts are covered. All parts are available in C, B-flat, E-flat, and F. Feel free to make octave changes depending on the instrument(s) used.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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