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Clarence Barber

Clarence Barber

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written for a summer band camp, this composition was created with minimal rehearsal in mind. Expertly scored using a modal framework that combines melodic intensity and rhythmic energy, the piece begins with a driving opening section with trumpets, alto saxophones, and high woodwinds stating the main theme. A soft, thinly scored section follows featuring the theme being performed by the same sections in a staggered entrance effect. Additional instruments are added, leading to a bold two-measure full ensemble statement that is immediately followed by a suddenly slower contrasting section with a lyrical melody for flute and trumpet. Earlier material is then restated as the piece moves to an exciting conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.4 (2015): 43. Print