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At the Apex

From Wind Repertory Project
Gary Fagan

Gary Fagan

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Rehearsal Piano
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this attractive composition is drawn from the meaning of the word apex. The piece pays homage to the determined spirit of band programs that constantly strive for high achievement and perfection in their performances. The piece begins with a majestic fanfare that introduces the driving main section, which features initial melodic material in the high woodwinds. Other instruments are given melodic responsibilities as the piece proceeds through a variety of contrasting textures before reaching a restatement of opening fanfare material, which leads to a dramatic and powerful conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. August 2017, 42. Print.
  • Perusal score