From Wind Repertory Project
Holly Harrison

Holly Harrison

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Flexatone
  • Slapstick
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In this context, the word "splinter" means to break into small, sharp fragments, and refers to the way in which the piece is structured as a type of mosaic or stylistic patchwork. Many sections of the piece feature instrument sounds breaking or distorting in some way -- whether this be in the extremes of register, wild glissandos, or crunchy chords.

The other meaning of "splinter" is as a foreign object within the body. This acts as a metaphor for my experimentation with some lighter, delicate moments, which are not always part of my musical sound world.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) - 12 November 2023
  • Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) Wind Ensemble (Brittan Braddock, conductor) - 4 October 2023
  • Utah Valley University Wind Symphony (Christopher Ramos, conductor) - 4 October 2023
  • Yale Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) - 26 May 2023
  • University of Oregon Wind Ensemble (Micah Laird, conductor) - 18 May 2023
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Cassidy Nalepa, conductor) - 24 March 2023
  • University of North Florida (Erin Bodnar, conductor) - 22 February 2023
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Nicholas Enrico Williams, conductor) – 16 February 2023 (CBDNA 2023 National Conference, Athens, Ga.)
  • Florida All-State Symphonic Band, (Emily Threinen, conductor) - 14 January 2022
  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (Collegeville, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Justin T. Zanchuk, conductor) - 12 December 2022
  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Andrea Brown, conductor) - 7 December 2022
  • Michigan State University Symphony Band (David Thornton, conductor) - 1 December 2022
  • Yale Concert Band (Rick Fleming, conductor) - 13 November 2022
  • Loyola University New Orleans Wind Ensemble (Serena Weren, conductor) - 12 November 2022
  • The University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony (Andrew Hunter, conductor) - 29 September 2022
  • State University of New York Wind Orchestra (Donna Dolson, conductor) - 27 September 2022
  • NSW Public Schools (Aus.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Matt Manchester, conductor) - 30 August 2022
  • World Youth Wind Symphony (Nicholas Williams, conductor) - 16 July 2022 (Interlochen Arts Camp)
  • University of Chicago Wind Ensemble (Nicholas Carlson, conductor) - 15 May 2022
  • Ithaca College Wind Symphony (Benjamin Rochford, conductor) - 4 May 2022

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