From Wind Repertory Project
Larry Clark

Larry Clark

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
Oboe (opt. Flute II)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

“Ethos,” a Greek word meaning character, is often used to describe the ideals and beliefs that define a nation, community, or idea. In Greek culture the word was also used when referring to the power of music, specifically its ability to influence emotions, behaviors, and morals. Built on the Lydian mode, this expertly scored, Copland-esque sounding composition intends to describe the ethos of American culture while inspiring young musicians to strive for high achievement.

A soft, expressive introduction in time leads to a faster, more rhythmic main section that features an inspiring melody stated initially by the flutes. This motif then serves as the basis for the remainder of the piece. A brief, majestic Tempo I passage leads to a driving final section that brings the piece to an exciting conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D


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Works for Winds by This Composer

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  • New Music Reviews. The Instrumentalist 70(2), September 2015, p. 42