Hunter Park

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James Barnes

James Barnes

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Subtitle: Tone Poem for Symphonic Band, Opus 30

General Info

Year: 1974
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $8.75


Full Score
Condensed Score
Piccolo (optional div.)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This tone poem for band is dedicated to Gayle. The composer says about the work, "Almost everyone has a place where he can go to be alone with his memories. For me, a little park in my home town is that place. There, I can walk in the beauty of nature and recall my childhood joys -- playing cowboys and Indians, or conquering the world with one swoop of my wooden sword. But that park also forces me to recall those things I have lost that I loved. It stirs in me the realization that everything one loves must ultimately be lost. Yet I can feel a rather pleasant sadness through it all since I can identify my fate with that of all mankind. Then I find the strength to continue, for I know ultimately peace comes only in death."

- Program note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Barnes, J. (1974). Hunter Park: Tone poem for symphonic band [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio