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Life Painting (Adaptable)

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Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine

Subtitle: For Adaptive Instrumentation

General Info

Year: 2019 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Longitude 91 Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $ 65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00

Instrumentation (Adaptable Band)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • F Horn
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Timpani (optional)

  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Life Painting began with a walk through Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, on a pleasant April morning. After a long winter in Minnesota, the many blooming trees and flowers were quite welcome. I soon noticed a variety of people, both young and old, stationed around a pond. As I got closer, I realized they were all painting. The idea of so many people interested in creating art was inspiring. In turn, I was reminded of the sheer joy composing music brings to me.

Life Painting was written to help encourage others to never stop adding beauty to this world.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Wando High School Symphonic Band; Bobby Lambert, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Performance Notes

The snare drum, suspended cymbal and tam-tam play a prominent role throughout the work. Because of this, they should be placed at or near the front of the ensemble. Wire brushes should be used for all three, and a heavier brush with the tam-tam is preferred. Depending on a variety of variables, dynamics in these parts may need to be slightly adjusted to achieve a proper balance in relation to the rest of the ensemble. The timbre of the brushes should always be present.

A minimum of one per part plus piano and percussion is ideal for performance. However, feel free to experiment with the instrumentation as needed.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) - 3 May 2021
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Derek Shapiro, conductor) - 5 April 2021 (Virtual)
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 1 April 2021
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg) Wind Ensemble (Paul Bain, conductor) - 11 March 2021
  • University of Dubuque (Iowa) Concert Band (Cassandra Blanchard, conductor) - 24 February 2021
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Foeller Band (Anthony C. Marinello, conductor) - 24 February 2021
  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (St. Joseph, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Justin Zanchuk, conductor) - 12 February 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony II (Michael Rucker, conductor) - 16 November 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Campus Band (Madison Argo, conductor) - 11 November 2020

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