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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00; (digital) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drum
  • Pulli Sticks
  • Rain Stick (large)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Liq-uid | li-kwid

  • Noun: a fluid (such as water) that has no independent shape, but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely.
  • Adjective: flowing freely like water, smooth and unconstrained in movement, being musical and free of harshness in sound.

Liquid was commissioned by the North Carolina South Central District Bandmasters Association for the 2019 High School Honors Band, and is meant to portray the many different ways that liquids move around us. In the beginning we hear raindrops, which leads us to the first few notes of the main theme that the entire piece is based upon. This theme is then taken through several different variations, which each depict a different form of water: cascading waterfalls, flowing rivers, crashing waves, trickling creeks, and ripples over the surface of a calm lake. The piece culminates with a harmonic modulation and a thunderous setting of the Dies Irae, or Day of Wrath, a famous 13th-century Latin hymn that has been used to portray fear in music from Shostakovich to Sondheim.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • James Clemens High School (Madison, Ala.) Wind Ensemble (Keith Anderson, conductor) – 1 February 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bocook, J. (2019). Liquid [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score