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Noble Gestures

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Gary P. Gilroy

Gary P Gilroy

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon (divisi)
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (high)
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Floor Tom (large)
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Rain Stick
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Slap Stick, large
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Water Gong
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (2)
  • Xylophone


In Score:

  • The information provided on the first page of the conductor's score (where the music begins) for Percussion I and Percussion II does not reflect what is shown in the music. Refer to the Discussion tab above for clarification.
  • Percussion I. m. 134: "Sizzle Cym." is mistakenly spelled as "Sizzel Cym."

Program Notes

The majestic opening of this regal work gives way to a driving energy that continues throughout. As is his signature with any work for concert band, Gilroy makes great use of the percussion section, most notably the mallet percussion. This composition works best with nine percussionists but can be performed with eight or fewer if need be.

Noble Gestures was commissioned by Cavitt Junior High School, Olympus Junior High School, and Granite Bay High School in honor of retired Eureka Union School District superintendent of seventeen years, Dr. Ronald Feist.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Gilroy, G. (2009). Noble Gestures [score]. Wingert-Jones Publications.