From Wind Repertory Project
Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton (arr. Randol Alan Bass)

General Info

Year: 1985 / 2008
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is the definitive arrangement of Silverado! Scored with composer Bruce Broughton’s blessing, this Randol Bass arrangement will undoubtedly be the highlight of your program. The work feature soaring woodwind lines intertwined seamlessly with bold brass melodic statements.

- Program Note from publisher

The music for the movie Silverado composed by Bruce Broughton was nominated for “Best Sound and Best Original Score” at the Academy Awards for 1985. This wonderfully exciting arrangement of the original theme song from the movie was done in 2008 by Randol Alan Bass.

- Program Note by Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band concert program, 5 April 2013

Silverado (1985) is the title theme to the 1985 American-Western film, Silverado. The soundtrack to the movie was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards that year.

The piece opens with a “martial and majestic” horn fanfare. In traditional symphonic overture form, the middle section features several solos before the trombone signals the return for the closing section. The original melody is reprised by brass choir in augmentation as the woodwinds and keyboard percussion drive the energy to the finale.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Symphonic Band concert program, 28 April 2016


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Des Moines) (Christian Carichner, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • United States Army Field Band I (Fort Meade, Md.) (Domingos Robinson, conductor) - 15 December 2021 (2021 Midwest Clinic)
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble Cardinal Band (Michael Golemo, conductor) - 24 March 2021
  • McClellan College (Waco, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Jon Conrad, conductor) - 2 March 2021
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Jacqueline Dawson, conductor) - 13 September 2020
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 11 February 2020
  • Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Hundemer, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Jonathan Beckett, conductor)– 28 April 2018
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 12 April 2019
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 13 March 2019
  • University of Arizona (Tucson)Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 27 November 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor)– 6 May 2018
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Don L. Peterson, conductor) – 13 April 2018
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 13 February 2018
  • Wind Symphony of Clovis (Calif.) (Gary P. Gilroy, conductor) – 26 November 2017
  • Allegheny College (Penn.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Michael Colburn, conductor) - 30 June 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Broughton, B.; Bass, R. (2008). Silverado [score]. Alfred Publishing; [Van Nuys, Calif.]