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Michael Oare

Michael Oare

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General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper

Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Eb Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet/Cornet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written as a tribute to the seafaring and shipbuilding traditions of Portsmouth, Virginia, this enchanting and heartfelt composition overflows with colorful sonorities and rich textures. The percussion section has a big role in solidifying temp changes while the flutes are responsible for introducing the main theme. The rich melody moves throughout the band, incorporating several countermelodies and interesting effects in the percussion.

-Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the Churchland Middle School Band, Portsmouth, Virginia, Mary Gugler, director.

-Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Louisiana: II
  • Texas: II. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cyclone (Flex instrumentation) (2013/2020)

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None discovered thus far.