Canticles (Dooley)

From Wind Repertory Project
Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Paul Dooley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $250.00; (digital) - $250.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (or E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum (large)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle (small)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Canticles (2022) was commissioned to honor Dr. Eric Wilson's 15 years of service and dedication as the director of bands at the Baylor University School of Music. The commission consortium, organized by associate director of bands Dr. Isaiah Odajima, includes many of Dr. Wilson's friends, colleagues and students.

I. Alleluias
II. Prayers
III. Hosannas

My Alleluias are first presented in a playful modulating tune, played by the clarinets. I then develop the tune in four variations featuring the flutes, oboes, horns, euphonium and saxophones.

My Prayers begin softly with an affectionate alto saxophone solo, and mellow church organ chords played by the tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinets and bassoons. The music is modally developed, culminating in a passionate C major variation on the prayer theme played by the full band.

My Hosannas are initially shouted by the trumpets and marimba. The woodwinds join the ceremony playing boisterous chords, before the music settles into a spirited dance. The brass becomes increasingly possessed, playing relentlessly chromatic chords, drawing everyone into a climactic frenzy.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Ensemble (Amy Woody, conductor) – 28 September 2023
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Kimberly Fleming, conductor) - 21 April 2023
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Symphonic Winds (Jason Missal, conductor) - 20 April 2023
  • University of Texas at Arlington Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) - 31 March 2023
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Isaiah Odajima, conductor - 22 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • Penn State University (University Park) Symphonic Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) - 7 December 2022
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Wilson, conductor) - 20 October 2022
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Wind Symphony (Robert M. Schwartz, conductor) - 5 May 2022
  • McLennan College (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Jon Conrad, conductor) - 20 April 2022
  • Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Band | TMEA Conference in San Antonio, Texas (Eric Wilson, conductor) - 12 February 2022
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Wilson, conductor) - 7 February 2022 *Premiere performance*

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