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Thomas Bough

Thomas Bough

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Subtitle: For Solo Alto Saxophone and Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2017
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cimarron Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom, low
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I am deeply grateful to Dr. Greg Dewhirst for inspiring this composition. Greg first heard my music at Texas Wesleyan University, who were generous enough to perform my Concerto for Horn, Suite Tuba and Fortress of Peace on the same concert under the baton of Prof. Christine Beason in March of 2015. After the concert, Greg expressed interest in my music, and asked if I would be willing to write a piece for him. Given his outstanding credentials, I was excited to do so. When we began to discuss specific details of this composition in the fall of 2016, Greg asked if we could have the music ready in time for his performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in March of 2017. In fact, the world premiere was given on March 24, 2017, at the NASA Region IV Conference at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

I took advantage of an unusually quiet December to create Burn for solo alto saxophone and piano at the end of 2016. The music itself is constructed on a modified rondo form, based on the harmonic progressions of the J.S. Bach chorale Christus, der ist mein Leben. At Greg’s request, the first version of this piece was for alto saxophone and piano, although throughout the compositional process my intent was to score the accompaniment for band.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Northern Illinois University (Dekalb) Wind Symphony (Thomas Bough, conductor; Thomas Snydacker, alto saxophone) – 19 April 2017

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