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Patrick Glenn Harper

Patrick Glenn Harper

Subtitle: For Woodwind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Patrick Glenn Harper
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $38.95; (digital) - $38.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
English horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet (if no Contrabass)
Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Excursion, a contemporary piece for woodwind ensemble, includes parts that are fast paced and exciting, while other parts of the piece are more lyrical in order to take the listener on a musical journey.

- Program Note from Texas A&M University Symphonic Band concert program - 25 October 2020

Excursion is defined in the dictionary as 1) A short journey made for pleasure, 2) A group taking a short pleasure trip together and 3) in physics, a movement from and back to a position or axis in an alternating motion. This contemporary piece for woodwind ensemble employs the use of fast, energetic themes and slower, more lyrical sections to take the listener on a musical journey.

This piece was originally written for 12 parts, but at the request of several ensembles, an optional oboe and English horn part have been added.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Morehouse, conductor) - 4 March 2021
  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) - 25 October 2020

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