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Pastoral Nocturne

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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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


Errata

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.


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer


Additional Resources

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