Black Granite

From Wind Repertory Project
James Hosay

James Hosay

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $69.00   |   Score Only - $13.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Of his symphonic march Black Granite, Hosay gave this description:

The Vietnam War is an event in U.S. history that is controversial to this day. But let there be no controversy regarding the high level of valor, courage, and honor displayed by the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces during that conflict. Without regard to the politics behind their involvement, they served diligently and to the highest standards of military tradition. Many of them gave the ultimate sacrifice.

This march is dedicated to the men and women who died in that war; to those whose heroic deed went unsung, and to those who returned home only to find shattered remnants of what was once their “American Dream."

- Program Note from U.S. Marine Band concert program, 23 February 2020

To the men and women who gave their lives in Vietnam, whose names are forever engraved in the solemn stone wall of the Vietnam Memorial.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Symphonic Band (Matt Meadows, conductor) - 4 October 2023
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) - 31 August 2023
  • Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy (Halifax, N.S., Can.) (Brad Ritson) - 5 February 2023
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan) Adult Band Camp (Thomas Riccobono, conductor) - 15 August 2021
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) Symphonic Band (David Samson, conductor) – 17 February 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Phillip A. Day, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Stephen L. Gage, conductor) – 29 November 2017
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 11 October 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Symphonic Band (Clifton Weston, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 16 March 2016
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) - 19 July 2015
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 16 June 2015
  • U.S. Pacific Fleet Band (Robert J. Wrenn, conductor) – 3 March 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hosay, J. (1996). Black Granite: Symphonic March [score]. Curnow Music: Wilmore, Ky.