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Michael Oare

Michael Oare

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
Flute 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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marching Machine
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

About this piece, the composer writes:

Equilibrium walks a musical tight-rope in an effort to achieve a musical equilibrium. Using the center of the octave, the tri-tone, as a melodic and harmonic balance point, Equilibrium contrasts often opposing rhythmic and harmonic elements to achieve, or often disrupt, a musically “balanced” state. A secondary definition of equilibrium, referring to a calm, peaceful mental state, is represented by a more tranquil, minimalist center section of the work. Numerous rhythmic permutations, an active interplay between the winds and percussion and a relentless, driving pulse all contribute toward attaining a sense of musical equilibrium.

- Program Note by Andrew Skaggs for the U.S. Navy Band

Equilibrium was commissioned by the United States Navy Band of Washington, DC, and their conductor/commander, Captain Brian Walden.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cyclone (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Taylor, Clifton. "Equilibrium." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 173-183. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.