From Wind Repertory Project
Scott Watson

Scott Watson

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Aquatica was commissioned by the Salisbury High School Concert Band, Rachel Reinecke, Director, as a musical tribute and remembrance of band director and school superintendent Robert Gross, and reflects both his enjoyment of life and water sports.

The piece opens atmospherically in tranquil beauty – like a serene lake, a calm sea, or an eerie underwater scene. After a brief, meditative transition scored for four solo instruments (representing Gross's immediate family), the piece bursts into a spirited 6/8 theme that suggest both water creatures and craft moving playfully through the waves. The material is developed and recapitulated in a stirring way to convey the fun and adventure Gross found in his family, work and play.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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