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Scott Boerma

Scott Boerma


Subtitle: A Symphonic Fanfare for Winds and Percussion


General Info

Year: 1999 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00    |   Score Only - $9.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Cityscape, a fanfare for winds and percussion, was written for and dedicated to James F. Keene and the University of Illinois Wind Symphony. This symphonic fanfare was designed to make a bold opening statement for the ensemble's 2006 performance in New York City's Carnegie Hall. Intense, clashing harmonies and tight, vertical rhythms combine with moments of calm yet unsettled release to depict the atmosphere within the endless canyons of metal and cement in the heart of the city.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High Band Class AA
  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

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  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (Andrea Brown, conductor) – 21 February 2020
  • Lockport (Ill.) Township High School Band (Brian Covey, conductor)– 4 May 2019
  • Southern Indiana (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 5 November 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Michael Robinson, conductor) – 24 September 2018
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Symphony (Scott Boerma, conductor) - 9 March 2018 (83rd Annual ABA National Convention)
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (R. Tad Greig, conductor) – 8 March 2018
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Wind Ensemble (Eric Wilson, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Mark Heidel, conductor) - – 21 February 2018
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 13 November 2017
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (R. Tad Greig, conductor) - 3 March 2017
  • Austin (Tx.) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) – 22 December 2007 (2007 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Boerma, S. (2007). Cityscape : a Symphonic Fanfare for Winds and Percussion [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.
  • Perusal score