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Straits of Mackinac, The

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Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue

This work is the third and final movement of Trentadue's "The Michigan Triptych."

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M.O.T.I.F.
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $80.00 | Score Only (digital) - $45.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Chimes (optional)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • High-Hat
  • Vibraslap (optional)
  • 2 Tom-Toms
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of Michigan's most popular tourist attractions can be found at the beautiful, luxurious area of Mackinac Island. Attracting thousands of people every summer, the natural wonders of this place and its hidden spectacles are a sight to behold, offering something new to everyone who travels there. The Straits of Mackinac is such a musical venture, evoking the journey to the island via ferry with the rich and vibrant colors of the concert band as its palette.

The first theme for this trip conjures up a sweeping palette of colors and sounds full of spirit, adventure, and wistfulness. Matched by a second theme characterized with even more yearning, the excitement and energy begins to grow as the ferry draws nearer to the island. Harmonic tension is matched with rhythmic excitement and layered textures of melodic fragments, contrapuntal statements, and percussive action. All of this builds to an exciting conclusion and the promise of a great adventure at Mackinac when the ferry finally arrives to its stop.

- Program Note by composer

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.



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  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Connor Fetting, conductor) - 26 April 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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[[Category: Grade III]