Where the Waters Gather

From Wind Repertory Project
Charles Rochester Young

Charles Rochester Young

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $22.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Floor Tom
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Supplemental Percussion (optional)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


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Program Notes

Inspired by the Native American ideal to live in harmony with nature, Where the Waters Gather seeks to create greater understanding and respect of these people. Traditional Native American themes throughout add to the authenticity of this poignant tone poem for band.

- Program Note from publisher

Where the Waters Gather was commissioned by the Tomahawk (WI) High School band under the direction of Michael Madaj. Our goal was to create a greater understanding and respect between Native Americans and Americans of European ancestry through music.

It is a central theme in virtually all Native American cultures to live in harmony with nature. Water is viewed by many Native American nations as “the giver of life” and “the blood of their mother (earth).” In both cultures, water is used to cleanse and to grow food and other plants that are used for healing.

We hope that this work serves to create a better bond and shared understanding between these sovereign nations and cultures. Thankfully, we were able to work closely with many Native Americans and traditional Native American musicians throughout the creation of this work. Ultimately we hope that this work helps us all to realize that we are but one race—the human race.

- Program Note by composer


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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