Aria: Without Words

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Clarence Barber

Clarence Barber

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig-Masters Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This beautiful work creatively explores the distinctive sonority and emotional effect of the concert band. With lyrical, engaging lines that require musicians to approach the piece in a passionate and sensitive manner, the composition includes melodic opportunities for each wind part, rhythmic variety, effective contrasts of dynamics, and soft, graceful opening and closing sections.

As stated by the composer, "Words would just get in the way.”

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.10 (2016): 42. Print