Beacon of Polaris

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Gary P. Gilroy

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-VII

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed to honor a new school's the first graduating class, its teachers, and the whole community in a musical celebration. Thrilling and substantial, this piece serves as a thank-you to those who provided a guiding light and path, a "beacon of Polaris," for the many people who will teach and learn in the classrooms of the future.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the first class of Clovis North Educational Center, Fresno, California, David Lesser, Director of Bands, David Gabrielson, Assistant Director of Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Riverside High School (Painesville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 30 January 2020
  • Riverside High School (Painesville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 26 January 2020 (Severance Hall, Cleveland)
  • San Joaquin County (Calif.) Honor Band (Tim Smith, conductor) - 2012

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