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Jess Langston Turner

Jess Langston Turner

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Blue Dot Collective
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $155.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cowbell
  • Egg Shaker
  • Flexitone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Kick Drum
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dancefares is a piece about “earworms,” little musical fragments that get stuck in our heads and won’t dislodge themselves no matter what. Most of the musical material in Dancefares is based on the infectious little opening motive which pervades the piece from beginning to end. Throughout the piece, you may hear references to well-known popular songs (well, one in particular).

- Program Note by publisher

Commissioned by the SC Chapter of the CBDNA, Dr. Doug Presley, President.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project*University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 3 March 2020

Works for Winds by this Composer

Works for Band and Wind Ensemble

Chamber Works: