Pacific Commemoration

From Wind Repertory Project
Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This brilliant work is a fine example of a classic band overture and is already being accepted on to state lists. With a broad range of musical experiences for the listener that vary from vigorous and majestic themes to gentler, more subtle moments, this composition will appeal to any audience.

- Program Note from publisher

I have found the spirited history of Pacific University to be an especially fascinating one. While it would have been very tempting to compose a large scale, multi-movement work based on the visionary leadership of Pacific's enduring founders: Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Clark, Tabitha Brown, Rev. George Atkinson, and Sydney Harper Marsh, the commission for Pacific Commemoration stipulated that the work be seven to eight minutes in length ... not nearly sufficient duration for a musical tribute to those truly distinguished individuals. Indeed, a work of Wagnerian proportions would be in order to best portray each of their unique and splendidly audacious lives and achievements! Initial sketching of this sonorous and challenging work began shortly after a brief February 1999 visit to the Pacific campus in Forest Grove, Oregon.

In conceiving Pacific Commemoration, I thought it appropriate to focus on three broad and very important "themes" which:

1. commemorate the past, primarily by way of a sturdy, originally composed hymn which pays tribute to Pacific's Congregationalist founders who emphasized service to the community;

2. reflect the beauty of the Pacific University campus and surrounding region;

3. celebrate what promises to be an exciting and increasingly vibrant future for Pacific University.

I am most grateful to have had the opportunity to share my sense of musical joy and celebration with the entire Pacific University community on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its founding. Pacific Commemoration was premiered on December 7, 1999 by the Pacific University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses, conductor.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Virginia: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Camphouse, M. (2000). Pacific Commemoration [score]. TRN Music Publisher: Ruidoso, N.M.