Jump Start

From Wind Repertory Project
Eric Nathan

Eric Nathan

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £55.50   |   Score Only (print) - £16.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Kick Drum
  • Ratchet
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Jump Start was not only inspired by the bursting energy of the spark needed to "jump-start" a vehicle, but also by the individual words of "jump" and "start" which instilled a feeling of leaping to go. The piece bustles with a jazzy, lively energy and features an angular, leaping melody filled with starts and stops that occur in fits and spurts. The melody runs throughout the piece and is explored not only through jazzy big-band flourishes and weaving textures, but also through warmly glowing, reflective and slightly bluesy chords that peacefully linger and allow the melody's lyrical qualities to shine.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to Timothy Reynish.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Ensemble (Chad R. Nicholson, conductor) – 29 November 2018
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) – 3 November 2016
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 16 February 2016
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 3 November 2011

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