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Perchance to Dream

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Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois

General Info

Year: 1969; rev. 1998
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score & Parts - $110.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong (or Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1969, I was teaching music at Cranleigh School in Surrey, England. I was asked to write a work for orchestra and produced a four-movement piece entitled Concerto for School Orchestra. I have now reworked the music for wind band and re-titled it Perchance to Dream. The piece has a slow introduction followed by a loose sonata form movement in which the introductory material is re-introduced.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Andy Radford, conductor) - 9 March 2023

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Serenade (Flex instrumentation) (adapt. Brand) (1965/1980/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Bourgeois, D. (1998). Perchance to Dream [score]. G & M Brand Publications: Wingrave, Bucks., England.