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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke


General Info

Year: 1987 / 1994
Duration: c. 8:14
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass band
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $147.50   |   Score Only - $29.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II doubles English Horn)
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Bass
Timpani (also plays Train Whistle)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guard's Whistle
  • Rattle
  • Sandpaper Blocks (or Cabasa)
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The piece describes, in music, a journey through Europe on the famous train after which it is named.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the Tokei Kosei Wind Orchestra.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hope College (Holland, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Gabe Southard, conductor) – 14 March 2018
  • Los Angeles Symphonic Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor) - 15 March 2015
  • Symphonische Blasorchester der Feuerwehr Gütersloh (Germany) - 22 September 2013
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg) Symphonic Band (Mark Lane, conductor) - 4 December 2008


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources