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Soaring

From Wind Repertory Project
Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (solo), III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Solo Trumpet
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Soaring is an exciting composition for solo trumpet and concert band. The music is celebratory in nature and features the dynamic and rhythmic range of the trumpet. The piece opens with an American rhythmic gesture reminiscent of Aaron Copland and John Williams. The trumpet answers this gesture with a bold cadenza that will transform into the main melody a little later on in the piece.

-Program Note by publisher


This is a celebrative new work for solo trumpet with band accompaniment. The main theme, first played by the trumpet soloist, is syncopated and characterized by the interval of an ascending perfect fifth. A brief cadenza, reminiscent of the beginning material, anticipates the rousing finale. The colorful scoring is transparent enough to allow the trumpet soloist to be heard throughout. The accompaniment can be handled by advanced middle school or developing high school musicians, but a successful performance will require close attention to the varied rhythmic and stylistic details. Though more difficult, the solo part could be played by an accomplished high school musician, alumnus, local professional or guest artist.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, August 2013


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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