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From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific

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Herbert L. Clarke

Herbert L Clarke

Subtitle: Rondo Caprice

General Info

Year: 1912
Duration: c.
Difficulty: V (solo) / IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Cornet and Piano
Publisher: Witmark & Sons
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
Solo B-flat Cornet
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Tenor Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Small Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific, described as a "Rondo Caprice," was written by the American cornet virtuoso Herbert Lincoln Clarke. He recorded it with the Sousa Band. The piece has remained an important part of the standard solo literature with band.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Wind Symphony (David A. Waybright, conductor; Danielle VanTuinen euphonium) - 11 April 2021
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 14 February 2020
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren Olfert, conductor; Connor Challey, tuba) – 14 October 2018
  • Northport High School Symphonic Winds (Matt Allen, trumpet) – 2011

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Clarke, H. (1912). From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific: Rondo Caprice [score]. Witmark & Sons: [s.l.].