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Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 13:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Lyd Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $350.00; (digital) - $250.00   |   Score Only (digital) - free


Full Score
Solo B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet (or B-flat Contrabass 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-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Crotales
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Slapstick
  • Suspended Cymbal (large)
  • Tom-tom (deep)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Freebirds takes its title and inspiration from the album by the iconic southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Based on the song Free Bird, it is a driving, ecstatic showpiece for two clarinets and band. The work begins with a cadenza-like passage for the soloists, takes the listener through some high, beautiful lyrical passages and amazing extended techniques for clarinet leading to the ending in a virtuosic cadenza. This piece grabs hold of the listener and never lets go with rapid technical passages that emulate the dueling electric guitars of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

- Program Note by composer

This concerto for two clarinets was originally written for orchestra. It was commissioned by Robert Spring.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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