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Loss Verses

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Peter Meechan

Peter Meechan

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Meechan Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $250.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $50.00


Full Score
Solo Flugelhorn
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Loss is so very, very, hard. Nothing can prepare you for it, for the devastating pain it causes; or for the moments it catches you so unaware, where seemingly from nowhere it bites. And losing a friend when you are not able to say goodbye properly, when you are not able to gather with other friends and loved ones to share stories, share grief, find comfort -- is so very, very, tough. The pain is like being in a labyrinth; unsure of how I got in, and not knowing a way out. Each way you turn it is different, and for sure some directions are better than others, but most bring you back into the labyrinth. Ultimately there are no shortcuts -- loss is so, very, very hard.

Writing music at a time of loss, and this specific time and this specific loss is the same. Loss Verses is an expression of that labyrinth -- there are no rousing chorus, but instead echoes, moments, reflections, the new and the old, in the shape of verses, each so very, very, painful to write. Loss Verses -- in memory of a friend.

- Program Note from Illinois State University Wind Symphony concert program, 15 November 2021

In memory of a friend.

- Program Note from score


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None discovered thus far.


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