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Centre Island

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Lennie Niehaus

Lennie Niehaus

General Info

Year: 1995
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Centre Island is a musical description of the journey to the island just a short ferry ride from Toronto across Lake Ontario. As the ferry begins its journey, one can see the majestic outline of metropolitan Toronto. A few miles from the city is Centre Island, where there's an array of flowers, trees and green grass, play areas for children, and gorgeous homes that have been there for years.

In the body of this composition, one can hear all of these elements, from the majestic opening to the themes of light-heartedness (representing children at play), to a gentle feeling of musical serenity. There is a playful tune, many countermelodies, the lovely expressive middle section, and a chance for many soloists and sections to take part in this musical exploration of Centre Island.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


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