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Grand Central Station

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Michael Torke

Michael Torke

General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $120.00   |  Score Only - $9.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Grand Central Station was commissioned by the Goldman Memorial Band, New York City.

As I wrote this piece, I thought of the tremendous energy of arrivals and departures, the swirling shapes and patterns of people with optimistic expectations. Newly renovated, Grand Central Station has that wonderful mix of the classically old, along with its shiny, new, welcoming appearance. Like the Goldman Band itself, who commissioned this piece, it has decades of rich New York history, but it is very much alive today.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 2 October 2019
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul Popiel, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Joseph P. Scott, conductor)- 17 November 2017

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