Minor Alterations No 2

From Wind Repertory Project
David Lovrien

David Lovrien

Subtitle: Carols from the Dark Side

General Info

Year: 2010 / 2013
Duration: c. 9:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - Unknown


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
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The long-awaited Minor Alterations sequel is here -- now 31% more twisted! More familiar holiday melodies transposed from major to minor, only now they're set in the style of famous minor-keyed orchestral pieces. You'll will never be the same after hearing O Holy Night set against Ride of the Valkryies.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Salem Band (Winston Salem, N.C.) (Eileen M. Young, conductor) - 19 February 2023
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass.) (Rick Wyman, conductor) - 3 December 2022
  • Plainville (Conn.) Wind Ensemble (Ken Bagley, conductor) - December 21, 2021
  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Des Moines) (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 12 December 2021
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 7 December 2019
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City) Concert Band (Patricia Brumbaugh, conductor) - 16 December 2018
  • Hornell Area (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Chris Lynn, conductor) – 15 December 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (Marc Sackman, conductor) – 1 December 2018
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Anthony Yi, conductor) – 17 December 2017
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) – 10 December 2017
  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 12 December 2016
  • San Jose (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Jeffrey Benson, conductor) – 4 December 2016
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York, N.Y.) (Kelly Watkins, conductor) – 12 December 2015
  • Arkansas Winds Concert Band (Farmington, Ark.) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 6 December 2015
  • Carrollton (Texas) Wind Symphony (Jim McDaniel, conductor) – 19 December 2014

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