Coast of Dreams

From Wind Repertory Project
Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 15:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Paul Dooley
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $70.00


1. Flowers of Our Lost Romance – 8:30
2. Velocity Festivals – 6:25


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C or B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp (optional in 2nd movement)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum (large)
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Finger Cymbal (large)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Trapset
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Woodblock (small)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Coast of Dreams (2014) for wind ensemble was commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles organized by the State University of New York at Fredonia, Paula Holcomb, conductor. This 15-minute work, in two movements, is a musical tribute to early Los Angeles.

Inspiration came when I visited El Alisal, a rustic home built by Charles Lummis in the late 1800s, located in Arroyo Seco in Northeast Los Angeles. Loomis was a Los Angeles Times journalist, an Indian rights activist, a historian, photographer and all around Southern California guru. When at El Alisal, I discovered one of the first California lifestyle magazines, Land of Sunshine, published by Lummis beginning in the late 19th century. I began to hear a composition in two movements as an emotional, cultural and musical exploration of this romantic vision of Southern California.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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