Four Winds, The

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Evan Hause

Evan Hause

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General Info

Year: 1985 / 2013
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edward B. Marks, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Each of the four winds in this work changes styles, tempos, and key signatures, effectively creating a medley of four short musical vignettes. Starting with fanfarish brass and sixteenth woodwind lines, it proceeds to a mixed- meter section featuring mid-range voices, followed by an adagio section featuring beautiful legato melodies and muted trumpets, and then ending rather like it began.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, November 2014, p. 40

The Four Winds is an homage to some of the well-known band composers appreciated by the composer growing up playing percussion in bands in North Carolina, such as Clifton Williams, Ron Nelson, and John Barnes Chance, as well as earlier wind masters like Holst and Mahler. This fantasy-overture contrasts brisk fanfare music with variations on a Romantic theme.

-Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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