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New York from a Distance

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Daniel Dade

Daniel Dade

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daniel Dade, through
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $49.99


1. Brooklyn - 2:05
2. Time Square - 1:50
3. Manhattan - 3:35


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Police Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

New York from a Distance was written for Robert Green at Lakeland High School in White Lake, Michigan. This piece was inspired by the different areas of New York. The first movement, Brooklyn, is a calm chamber work featuring two solo flutes, a solo trumpet, and a solo clarinet. This movement portrays a calm, serene night on Brooklyn Bridge. The second movement is called Times Square; this movement is very busy. The staggered entrances on the melody illustrate the different crowds of people walking around in different directions. The third and final movement is called Manhattan. This movement features a soprano saxophone solo and a Harmon mute trumpet solo. Although this movement lightly incorporates seventh and ninth chords, Manhattan embodies the jazz influence in New York.

- Program Note from publisher


  • Washington and Lee Wind Ensemble Composition Contest, undergraduate category, winner, 2017.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti) Symphonic Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) - 5 April 2022
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Ensemble (Malcolm Jones, graduate assistant conductor) – 25 September 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) - 13 April 2018
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 4 November 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 307.