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Gearbox

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James Syler

James Syler


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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00  |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gearbox is an energetic, brassy and lyrical overture-like work that evokes repetitive mechanical sounds and the singing lines that emerge out of them. It develops a simple motive through canon, repetition, counterpoint and lyricism. This version for wind ensemble is a transcription from the original orchestral score originally commissioned and premiered by the San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio, Texas in 2009, James Judd, conducting. The work was written in memory of my father, Robert Syler (1933-2007) a lover of cars, driving and all things mechanical.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (David Campo, conductor) – 8 October 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Raymond Stewart, conductor) – 2 March 2017
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Wind Ensemble - 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Cicconi, C. (2017). The Band Music Handbook: A Catalog of Emerging Band Repertoire. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Md.