Minor Alterations

From Wind Repertory Project
David Lovrien

David Lovrien

Subtitle: Christmas Through the Looking Glass

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass/Contrabassoon
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


In Score and Parts:

  • Bass Clarinet, m.142, beat 3: Should be G-sharp.
  • Bass Trombone, m.312-315: Score shows divisi, part shows non-divisi, the 3rd space E-flats and the 3rd line D naturals
  • String Bass and Contrabassoon, m.142, beat 3: Should be F-sharp.

Program Notes

Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass is a medley of favorite Christmas tunes, transposed from major to minor keys, then disguised, layered and morphed even more. From the ominous Deck the Halls at the start to the final, frenzied Nutcracker Suite finale, each tune is lovingly twisted into something new and inventive.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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