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Dakota Pederson

Dakota Pederson

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Timbales
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ambush is a work that describes the fight of war, and recounts a flanking ambush set out by soldiers as they close in on a victory. A fiery chord opens the work and is followed by a strict melody which is expressed through precise articulation. Strong harmonies in the brass and bold melodies throughout make this piece a fierce statement of war and victory.

- Program Note by composer


  • Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Competition, 2020, winner


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Dakota Pederson, personal correspondence, December 2020
  • Dakota Pederson website Accessed 17 December 2020
  • Perusal score
  • "Young Composer Finally Receives His Award." ACB [Assocation of Concert Bands] Journal, Vol. 41, no. 2, June 2022, pp. 10-11.