From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score & Parts - $48.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


In Parts:

  • Baritone BC, m.79: All notes should be fourth space G

Program Notes

This dramatic and forceful overture has lots of rhythmic drive. This contest oriented work features an alto saxophone solo and fine melodic material.

Exaltation is dedicated to Louis E. Marini, Associate Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • West High School (Wausau, Wis.) Symphonic Band (Marcus Welander, conductor) - 13 March 2023
  • University of Chicago (Ill.) U-High Concert Band (Francisco Dean, conductor) – 24 February 2019
  • West Geauga High School (Chesterland, Ohio) Concert Band (Teresa Cosenza, conductor) – 2 March 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Swearingen, J. (1978). Exaltation: Overture for Band [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.