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Cross the Water

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Tjeerd Barkmeijer

Tjeerd Barkmeijer

Subtitle: For Flexible Wind, Brass and Percussion

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sonolize
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €49.00   |   Score Only (print) - €7.50

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute (doubles Piccolo)
  • Flute (Extra)
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone

Part 3

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

Part 5

  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 6

  • Horn in F
  • B-flat Flugelhorn (or Trumpet)
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 7

  • Euphonium (or Trombone)
  • Baritone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone

Part 8

  • Tuba
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • String Bass

Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Hand Drum
  • Low Tom
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A short composition is based on the medieval Galician folksong Pase el agoa. The lyrics of this song roughly translate as: "Come to me across the water, my lady Julietta. I will go into a garden, there to pluck thee three roses." The melody as well as several aspects of the lyrics are heard back in the music. Not just quite literal, like the babbling of water and a (rather dark) garden with beautiful roses, but more in the underlying emotions like longing and frustration. A short but surprisingly varied piece, with both medieval and modern elements and a festive and triumphant ending.

- Program Note from publisher

Performance Notes

For every voice, the preferred part is placed first, followed by alternatives. Doubling of voices is very well possible, but overall balanced needs to be observed, of course.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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