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Forever Holding Close the Memories

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Richard Saucedo

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Forever Holding Close the Memories was commissioned by the 2007-2008 Mesquite High School Band in Gilbert, Arizona, Ron Andre, director. The piece is dedicated to Mesquite High School’s assistant director, Chris Rainer, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on the way to school one morning.

I read through numerous letters from Chris’s students who felt he was an amazing teacher and mentor. It reminded me once again how important a great teacher can be in a student’s development and also reminded me how precious life can be. I hope performers and audience members alike will enjoy this tribute to a wonderful teacher and mentor, who so positively affected students during his lifetime. Special thanks to Ron Andre and the Mesquite High School Band for allowing me to be a part of this celebration of life.

- Program Note by composer

This tender and heartfelt tone poem is lyrically melodic and tuneful in nature. It focuses on a series of soloistic woodwind lines interspersed with richly scored emotional swells and sustained passages for the brass.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: V-A
  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band B
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: III


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