Pastoral Nocturne

From Wind Repertory Project
Bruce Yurko

Bruce Yurko

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash)
  • Field Drum
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1996, Robert Bazzel, Director of Bands at Sterling High School in Runnemede, New Jersey, commissioned Pastoral Nocturne in memory of Jennifer Persia. Jennifer was a clarinetist as well as Captain of the Color Guard in the marching band. The outer sections of Pastoral Nocturne serve as an elegy, while the center section has a march-like quality. Pastoral Nocturne encompasses many of the emotions that remain from this tragedy, both the joy and the energy of Jennifer's life and the sadness and despair that many continue to feel.

Program Note by Bruce Yurko.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 520-526.