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Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley

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General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 15:00
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 – 6:20


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI

(percussion detail needed)


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

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

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  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 23 January 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Symphony (Jason Gardner, conductor) – 7 April 2018
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Symphony (Stephen Bolstad, conductor) – 4 April 2018
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble (Phillip Clements, conductor) - 15 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor; Bill Campbell, trumpet) – 2 February 2018
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Missal, conductor) – 17 March 2017 (CBDNA 2017 National Conference, Kansas City, Mo.)
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Michael Hancock, conductor) – 29 February 2016
  • California Band Directors Association All-State High School Symphonic Band (Gary Hill, conductor) - 14 February 2016 (2016 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)
  • Kennesaw State University (Georgia) Wind Ensemble (David Kehler, conductor; Brandon Austin, trumpet) – 16 September 2015
  • State University of New York at Fredonia Wind Ensemble (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 20 November 2014 – *Premiere Performance*

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