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Clint Needham

Clint Needham

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2010
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

At the start of life, all doors are flung open wide. Every future is possible, every choice presents itself. So begins Legacies, naïve, jittery, excited, imbued with a sense of wonder and expectation.

Later in life there is more time to reflect inwardly upon the choices made, and things happen more deliberately; this introspection marks the middle slower section of the work. This is the core of the composition, its emotional center, representing the desire to remain where one is in life, versus the flux of life that pulls one forward into new experience. But the elemental spheres spin out energy in all directions, illuminating new pathways, propelling and pulling us ahead in time and in continual choice. These possibilities -- these sound-pictures of what is yet to come -- make up the last section. Here the opening music returns, but more complex, more layered, more harmonically gritty. Then, in a final burst of energy, the primary and secondary themes elide to create a joyous climax of forward momentum.

- Program Note by composer


  • First prize in the International Ticheli Composition Contest, Category Two, 2013

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Richard Edwards, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • Cleveland Winds (Cleveland, Ohio) (Birch Browning, conductor) – 22 April 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Sean Smith, conductor) – 3 December 2016
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) (Andrew Mast, conductor) – 4 October 2013
  • Redlands Wind Ensemble (Eddie Smith, conductor) – 19 February 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer