From Wind Repertory Project
Larry Clark

Larry Clark

General Info

Year: 2012/2013
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I
Bassoon I
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax I
Eb Baritone Sax
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Timpani
  • Tom-tom (low)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ascending was commissioned by the Tuslaw High School Band from Massillon, Ohio, directed by Lisa Iceman. The piece is dedicated in loving memory to Noah Reidenbach and Keith Klett, who were both killed in an unfortunate car accident.

As I contemplated how to best write a piece that would both honor the memory of these students and also uplift the spirits of the Tuslaw band members, family and friends, I decided very quickly on the title of the piece. I also decided that I wanted to work in some quotes at least of a hymn or use parts of a hymn in the piece. In my own times of grieving I have turned my thoughts to spiritual matters for solace. The use of the hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus" was my way of including that part of the grieving process into the fabric of this piece.

However, I didn't want to write a sad piece. Rather I chose to write what has in musical form the stages of grief, yet which also serves as a celebration of life and the joys of living and which honors the good that can come from loss and tragedy. So, I decided to arch the work in this sort of thinking and musical form.

It has been my pleasure to have the opportunity to write this piece.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Charles Thai, conductor) – 3 November 2019

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