Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

To a Wild Rose (arr Sparke)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell (arr. Philip Sparke)

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

Subtitle: From 'Woodland Sketches'

General Info

Year: 1896 / 2001
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts - $86.00   |   Score Only - $16.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Edward MacDowell composed a vast quantity of piano music as well as several dozen songs and a number of orchestral pieces. But it is the charming and unpretentious suite of musical miniatures, Woodland Sketches, that has survived as his best known work. Of the To a Wild Rose is the most popular. Its simple honesty has led one prominent music critic to claim that it is worth the rest of MacDowell's piano music put together.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 5 November 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Jennifer Martin, conductor) – 7 July 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • MacDowell, E.; Sparke, P. (2002). To a Wild Rose: For Concert Band [score]. Anglo Music Press: Wembley, England.