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Overture to a Small Town

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Cooper Minnis

Cooper Minnis

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cooper Minnis
Cost: Score and Parts - $120.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Piano (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes/Crotales
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Overture to a Small Town is an homage to all the small towns and communities that make up the heart of America. Specifically, this work is dedicated to the town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which endured a terrible church shooting in November 2017.

- Program Note by composer

The Sutherland Springs church shooting occurred on November 5, 2017, when Devin Patrick Kelley of New Braunfels, Texas, fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others during a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in Texas and the fifth-deadliest mass shooting in the United States. It was the deadliest shooting in an American place of worship in modern history, surpassing the Charleston church shooting of 2015 and the Waddell Buddhist temple shooting of 1991.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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