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Tyler Grant

Tyler Grant

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: V (solo) / III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tyler S. Grant
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Solo Trombone
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Shakers
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the world of road cycling, a paceline is one of the most foundational forms of group riding. It provides a unique social experience as the riders travel for long distances under intense conditions while collectively pushing through the wind in an effort to promote acceleration.

Paceline is a four-minute show piece designed to feature the virtuosic range and skills of a trombone soloist while accompanied by developing musicians in a scholastic ensemble. The opening of the work is a “warm-up” of sorts -- introducing basic rhythms and ideas which are tossed back and forth between the band and soloist. As the piece develops, the rhythms and melodic motives become more complex while also settling into a steady groove that propels the soloist and ensemble forward. Sudden bursts from the ensemble represent the shifting of gears as the road becomes unsettling through many inclines, bends, and other obstacles. In short, the work encompasses the physical challenges of riding the paceline while also portraying the euphoria and thrill that comes from this intense activity.

Paceline was commissioned by Jon Whitaker and a consortium of bands from all over the United States.

- Program Note from publisher

For Jon Whitaker.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Central Methodist University (Fayette, Mo.) Concert Band (Skip Vandelicht, conductor; Makenzie Sisney, trombone) - 7 May 2023
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Justin White, conductor; Jonathan Whitaker, trombone) - 29 November 2021
  • Mineola (Tx.) High School Band (Chris Brannan, conductor) - 14 February 2020 (2020 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Demopolis (Ala.) High School Wind Ensemble (Tyler S. Grant, conductor; Ariel Williams, trombone) – 7 May 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor; Arie Vandewaa, trombone)– 24 April 2018
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Onsby Rose, conductor; Peter Gooch, trombone) – 19 April 2018
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Ken Ozzello, conductor; Jon Whitaker, trombone) – 9 April 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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