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Gary P. Gilroy

Gary P Gilroy

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gary P. Gilroy Productions
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum (2)
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Chinaboy
  • Claves
  • Concert Tom (4)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Floor Tom
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Jam Block
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Slapstick, large
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Furioso was commissioned by the Northern California Band Association to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It was premiered by the 2016 NCBA All-Northern High School Honor Band with Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque conducting in the Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College. Composer Gary P. Gilroy writes the following about Furioso:

I was very honored to receive a second commission (Take the Ribbons was commissioned for the 2011 NCBA All-Northern High School Honor Band) from the Northern California Band Association and felt very confident writing for the group since I have served as conductor of the band less than five years ago. I also felt fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque who I’ve known for years as a friend and colleague. Dr. deAlbuquerque is especially familiar to me because my son, Nicholas P. Gilroy, studied with her during his undergraduate years at California State University, Long Beach. Nick always had wonderful things to say about Dr. deAlbuquerque and it was clear to me that he respected her tremendously. He really enjoyed working with her.

In writing Furioso I was quite confident that I was writing for a very fine high school honor band. This composition is not meant for the average school band but only for a group with mature players who are ready for a challenge. The tempi and dynamic ranges are extreme, to say the least. Intense and persistent energy is essential for a successful performance. And only a seasoned conductor with experienced players could survive the constant shifting of meters.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 71/10 (May 2017), p. 33.
  • Perusal score