Tangents (Zare)

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Zare

Roger Zare

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Roger Zare Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Double Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A tangent line is a line that touches another at only one point without intersecting. In this work, I envisioned the musical lines interacting in this way, quickly flowing up and down and bouncing off of each other. This is clearest at the onset of the piece, with high percussion and winds swooping down and passing their line to the saxophones. After some more back and forth interplay between these musical lines, a flowing melody is revealed. As this melody is revisited and developed through the course of the work, the rush of 16th notes seldom wavers, and each iteration becomes larger and more grandiose, until its triumphant ending.

- Program Note from University of Nebraska Wind Ensemble concert program, 15 April 2016


State Ratings

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