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Serenade (Bourgeois)

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Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois

This work bears the designation Opus 22c.

General Info

Year: 1965 / 1980
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


In Score:

  • Clarinet II-III, 2 m. before reh. 5: A-C#-rest (quavers); C# (dotted quarter note (crochet)); D - D (dotted quarter (crochet)); D (dotted quarter (crochet)}

In Score and Parts:

  • Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet I, 1 m. after reh. 3: Ab (Bb for clarinet)

Program Notes

Derek Bourgeois wrote this Serenade for his own wedding, to be played by the organist as the guests left the ceremony. Not wishing to allow them the luxury of proceeding in an orderly 2/4, the composer wrote the work in 11/8, and in case anyone felt too comfortable, he changed it to 13/8 in the middle! The work has now been released in a number of different orchestrations of the original version for organ.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Texas: III. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (James Batcheller, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Creek Valley (Carrollton, Tx.) Honor Winds (Kim Cooley, conductor) - 20 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Wind Symphony (Miguel Oseguera Gonzalez, conductor) - 1 March 2022
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (Michael Hudson, conductor) – 25 September 2020
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (James Batcheller, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • Stetson University (Deland, Fla.) University Concert Band (Doug Phillips, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) – 22 November 2019
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Stephen Lytle, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Concert Band (Arianna Guntvedt, conductor) – 16 October 2019
  • Harlandale High School (San Antonio, Tx) Symphonic Band (Chase Failing, conductor) - 2 April 2019
  • University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (J. Benjamin Jones, Conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 12 August 2018
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Patricia Vanegas, conductor) – 19 July 2018
  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Symphonic Band (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 16 April 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Bradley J. Esau, conductor) – 28 March 2018
  • Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (Tacoma, Wash.) (Scott Fry, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • Western Illinois Showcase of Bands 2018 Honor Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 24 February 2018
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 20 February 2018
  • Henry (Tx.) Middle School Band (Robert Herrings, conductor) – 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Serenade (Flex instrumentation) (adapt. Brand) (1965/1980/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 375-379.
  • Perusal score