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Bridgewater Breeze

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb


This work is also known as Suite for Winds.


General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Parts - £70.95   |   Score (Purchase) - £18.95


Movements

1. Foxtrot - 1:50
2. Samba - 1:30
3. Merry Go Round - 2:05
4. Lament - 2:35
5. Hoedown- 2:00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Bari Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Cymbals (Crash and Suspended)
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Side Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom tom (low)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bell (in C)
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Bridgewater Breeze was commissioned by Timothy Reynish and the Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on November 27, 1996. The work is a transcription of Gorb's Suite for Winds. The five movements of the piece can be performed together or separately at the discretion of the conductor.

- Program Notes from score


The Suite for Winds was written primarily to be a flexible work for any number of musicians.  It was commissioned by Timothy Reynish, and originally intended to be playable by young musicians, and to make the challenges faced by music directors (varying skill levels, fluctuating numbers, etc.) easier to deal with.  The suite is designed to allow a large number of players, or one on a part, or even to be played with a different instrumentation than originally written.  

Each movement features a different type of groove or dance -- the first is a traditional foxtrot, the second a zesty samba, the fourth a stately lament, and the fifth a barn dance style hoe-down.

- Program Note from State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Symphony concert program, 23 February 2017


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (Tacoma, Wash.) (John Falskow, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Symphony (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 23 February 2017
  • W.F. West High School Wind Ensemble (Adam Campagna, conductor) - 07 March 2017


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