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Uncle Lumpy's Garage

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Timothy Mahr

Timothy Mahr and Jenna Mahr

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-IIbr /> Oboe
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
French Horn I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Coffee Can
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Metal Objects
  • Rubber Garbage Container (large)
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timpani
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is the second collaboration between Dr. Timothy Mahr, a member of the music faculty at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he conducts the St. Olaf Band and teaches conducting, composition, and music education and Jenna Mahr, his daughter. Uncle Lumpy's Garage is a fantasy piece that is lots of fun to perform. It allows the percussion section to explore new sound sources in addition to traditional ones, and it features rhythmically punctuated materials from the winds. One might imagine an older man (don't we all know an "Uncle Lumpy?") working diligently in his garage, tinkering and hammering away, trying to make the machines of his life work again, and perhaps inventing some of his own.

The work was premiered on May 17, 2005 by the Northfield, Minnesota Middle School Sixth Grade Band, guest conducted by Timothy Mahr and including Jenna Mahr on snare drum and tam-tam.

Program Note from Published Score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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