From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Day

Kevin Day

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum (marching preferred)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block (high)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Nitrous is a high-octane energetic work for band that was commissioned by Kevin Fallon for the Boswell High School Band in Fort Worth, Texas.

Nitrous or NOX is an abbreviated way to say "nitrous oxide," the chemical compound used to make cars go at a blazing speed in the Need for Speed video game series. I enjoyed playing these games a lot as a kid and decided to make that concept into a closer for concert band. Fasten your seatbelts.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Honor Band (Gary Hill, conductor) – 22 February 2023
  • OMEA Districts 4 & 7 Sun Devil Band (Gary Hill, conductor) – 19 November 2022 (Cleveland State University)
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 15 November 2022
  • Miami (Ohio) University Wind Ensemble (Gary Speck, conductor) – 8 April 2022 (CBDNA 2022 North Central Conference, Madison, Wisc.)
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Julia Baumanis, conductor) – 19 February 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Eastern Conference, Baltimore, Md.)
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Ryan Kelly, conductor) – 20 October 2021
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Kraig Alan Williams, conductor) – 9 October 2021

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