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Derek M Jenkins

Derek M Jenkins

General Info

Year: 2014 / 2017
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Derek M. Jenkins
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $20.00; (digital) - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kansas City and Rome are considered by many to be the cities of fountains. I have lived in Kansas City for many years, and I pass several fountains every day. For me, they stand as reminders that I need to slow down and relax more often. In his iconic Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), composer Ottorino Respighi depicts the majestic fountains in Rome. Respighi’s music has had a profound effect on me as a composer, and as a small homage, snapshots and fragments reminiscent of his Fontane di Roma have been interspersed throughout my piece. This work takes Respighi’s Roman fountains and integrates them with the serenity I have experienced while viewing the Kansas City fountains. Essentially, Fountains merges two cities half a world apart.

The original version for string orchestra was commissioned by Steven D. Davis and the Youth Symphony of Kansas City for their performance at the 68th Annual Conference of The Midwest Clinic.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pioneer League Middle School (Newton, Kan.) Honor Band (Adam Fontana, conductor) - 10 November 2018
  • Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Concert Band (Matthew Simpson, conductor) - 26 April 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Fountains (Adaptable Band) (2014/2020)
  • Kolo (Flex instrumentation) (2015/2020)
  • Solar Flare (Flex instrumentation) (2019/2020)

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