Tidal Forces

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Markowski

Michael Markowski

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On the surface, Tidal Forces is a water piece. From Claude Debussy’s La Mer to Mason Bates’s Liquid Interface, composers from every decade have sought to musically romanticize the meditative, the majestic, and at times, the destructive power of water. Above all, the music is meant to be a celebration of life ever-changing and to some degree even a spiritual reflection on these invisible strings that bind us together.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Bethel High School [Spanaway, Wash.] Band in memory of Daniel Riedstra; John M. Wetherington, director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Maryland: VI
  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band AA


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Works for Winds by This Composer

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  • Markowski, M. (2011). Tidal Forces: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Michael Markowski website