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William Himes

William Himes

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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 Cornet/B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Rehearsal Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. It was named after Frederick Barbarossa, the medieval Holy Roman Emperor. Begun on June 22, 1941, the invasion, the largest military operation in history in both manpower and casualties, was ultimately stymied by the fierce Russian winter and better prepared Siberian soldiers, and was called off in December.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: II
  • Georgia: II
  • Louisiana: II
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Oklahoma: II-A
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • West Virginia: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Himes, W. (1995). Barbarossa [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Burrack, Frederick. "Barbarossa." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 214-221. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.