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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
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


(part only) Baritone BC, meas. 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

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • 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.