Beware the Captive Yoop

From Wind Repertory Project
Clarence Barber

Clarence Barber

Subtitle: Inspired by characters from L. Frank Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' series of books

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:04
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Washboard
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This interesting composition was inspired by characters from L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series of books. The Yoop, encountered in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, is a giant who is fond of eating meat, people, and orange marmalade.

A bold introduction leads to an energetic opening section with driving rhythmic material, occasional changing meters and melodic opportunities in several sections. A sensitive, more lyrical section with melodic material initially for trumpets and horns, includes lush harmonies, effective dynamic contrasts, and a brief trumpet solo. The piece then draws from and develops earlier material as it builds to a dramatic conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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