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Orient Express

From Wind Repertory Project
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


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II doubles English Horn)
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-III
Bb Cornet I-II
F Horn I-IV
Trombone I-III
Timpani (and Train Whistle)
Percussion I-IV, including:

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


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


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