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Winds Along the Whippany

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Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:42
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Winds Along the Whippany is a dynamic piece for wind band commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hanover Wind Symphony, Matthew Paterno, director. From the opening fanfare in the brass to the whirling woodwind passages, this piece embraces the energy and spirit of the Hanover Wind Symphony.

In my research of the Hanover Township in New Jersey, I discovered a rich history to the area. From its important days during the American revolution to its current position adjacent to the budding hub of New York City, this tradition is embodied in music throughout the piece. The opening fanfare transforms into the main melody of the piece with a distinct folk song feel. Along the way, we hear splashes of color from the different sections of the ensemble. The woodwinds play a rapid sixteenth-note throughout that represents the winds along the Whippany river, which cuts through the Hanover Township. A fife and drum section appears to harken back to the revolutionary days. It passes off to the brass and then expands to the full ensemble with the entire woodwind section functioning like a single fife player. From there, the fanfare returns in majestic fashion which leads to flourishing woodwinds as the piece accelerates to a celebratory ending.

-Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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