As You Like It

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Jody Nagel

Jody Nagel

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General Info

Year: 1979 / 2010
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Horn and piano
Publisher: JOMAR Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($75.00)   |   Score Only (print) - $14.50


1. Rosalind's Theme
2. Touchstone's Obsession


Full Score
Solo Horn in F
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
Percussion (1 player)

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Jody Nagel, professor of composition at Ball State University, had no programmatic ideas in mind when he started to composed As You Like It. The William Shakespeare play of the same name is a pastoral comedy replete with the usual array of love triangles and false identities that contains profound metaphors and ethical narratives.

The first movement of Nagel's work was originally composed in 1980 for French horn and piano and was given the title As You Like It purely by mistake. When the composer was asked what the piece should be call, he responded, "You should name it as you like." His words were misheard and reordered to As You Like It, and the title stuck.

- Program Note from The New Winds of Change


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Battisti, Frank. The New Winds of Change. Meredith Music Publications, 2018, 320. Print.