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In Perfect Silence, I Often Gaze at the New Stars

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Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)

(Percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On a Sunday afternoon in May of 2011 tornados devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri. In Perfect Silence, I Often Gaze at the New Stars is intended as a musical tribute to those who lost their lives that day and to those heroes who gave everything they could to help others. The music is a beautiful blending of sounds and moods, and carries with it a full range of emotions from reflective quiet moments to the massive outpouring from the entire ensemble. An evocative and moving work for band that will resonate with both performers and listeners.

- Program note by publisher

This emotional work is meant as a musical tribute to those who lost their lives when tornadoes devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri. Soft, sustained notes in the flute and clarinets introduce a reflective melody first stated by solo alto saxophone and solo horn. Other sections join in as the music builds to a dramatic outpouring of emotion from the full ensemble, A slightly faster section continues to present the original melody, now in a more majestic manner, as the piece proceeds to a dramatic conclusion. This emotion-filled piece is ideal piece for show- casing a band’s musical maturity and sensitivity.

- Program note from The Instrumentalist, February 2013’’

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown

State Ratings

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