Bluebonnet Drift

From Wind Repertory Project
Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine

Subtitle: For Wind Orchestra and Electronics

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Longitude 91 Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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-III
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Imagery is central to my writing process. Just thinking about a certain place can push the music I'm writing in one direction or another. While out for a run at the beginning stages of writing this piece, I found myself wondering what I might be seeing if I were in Texas rather than Minnesota. My mind instantly went to a sea of bluebonnets, which I associate with the timbre of low reeds, juxtaposed with the repetitive pulse of my shoes hitting the asphalt. I then made the decision to enhance the somewhat minimalist "running" music with a digitally models analog synthesizer -- in this case the ARP 2600. But I knew something was still missing. Adding processed tenor saxophone to the "bluebonnet" music was the last piece of the puzzle.

Many thanks to my longtime friend and collaborator Joel Vanderheyden for the beautiful playing!

- Program Note by composer


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