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Stomping Ground

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Carl Holmquist

Carl Holmquist

Subtitle: For Flexible Wind Band with Adaptable Parts

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are provided for each instrumental voice.

Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone/E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet/Baritone T.C.
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The phrase “stomping grounds” is used to describe the common hangouts of humans. Whether it be one’s childhood neighborhood or perhaps a college campus, these are places that we remember with nostalgia. But the figure of speech actually comes from the social behavior of wild animals. The “stomping grounds” of such animals as deer, moose, elephant, etc., are the places where the animals frequently congregate in substantial numbers, in the course of which conventions they mill around and “stomp down” the vegetation and soil.

At a time in which many of us in the music world are navigating creating our art-form in a distanced way, this music seeks to capture the wonderful feeling of strength in numbers, of gathering and congregating at our old stomping grounds. Despite the challenges, the piece takes a turn towards optimism, transforming once agitated sounds to joyful sounds!

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 1 April 2021
  • Hope College (Holland, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Gabe Southard, conductor) - 5 March 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony IIA (Curran Prendergast, conductor) - 3 March 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer

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