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Michael Torke

Michael Torke

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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: William Holab Music
Cost: Parts only (print) - $265.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A romantic melody is heard a total of six times. There are three new counterpoints that appear, each harmonized independently, only later to combine with the original melody in a duet that works with the original harmonization. This creates an ever unfolding, ever increasing feeling culminating in everyone playing together the biggest statement of the theme near the end. Much of my other music has angular features; this concentrates on a rich, flowing sound.

The Kiss was commissioned by the California Band Directors Association for their 50th anniversary, and written in 2006. It received its premiere performance 18 February 2007 California Band Directors Association High School Honor Wind Symphony , Glenn Price, conducting.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Higgins, conductor) – 25 October 2016
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra (Terence Milligan, conductor) – 16 September 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer