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West Wind Overture

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Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00


Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium BC and TC
Percussion, including:

  • Xylophone
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Tubular Bells
  • Gong
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum


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Program Notes

West Wind Overture by the renowned Julie Giroux is the result of a commission by a band consortium including the Sacramento Symphonic Winds organized by the Western and Northwestern Divisions of the College Band Directors National Association. The composer rejected her first effort as “unacceptable” when she heard it performed in late 2011, and vowed to red and re-issue it.

-Program note by Sacramento Symphonic Winds

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

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State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Sacramento Symphonic Winds (Les Lehr, conductor) - 28 October 2012
  • University of Portland Wind Symphony (Amanda Pilcher, conductor) - 6 October 2012 *Premiere Performance*

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