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Reperio Veritatis

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Gary P. Gilroy

Gary P. Gilroy

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 5:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gary P. Gilroy Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $99.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
English Horn
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-VIII (8 players), including:

  • Bass Drums (concert) (2)
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Brake Drums (2)
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals (2)
  • Claves
  • Cowbell (mounted)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbal (thick; mounted)
  • Hi-hat
  • Jam Block (mounted)
  • Kick Drum (mounted)
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Rainstick
  • Ribbon Crasher
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Rute Sticks
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drums (3)
  • Splash Cymbals (2)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tams (3)
  • Tambourine (3)
  • Temple Blocks (5)
  • Toms (4; concert)
  • Toms (2: low)
  • Triangle
  • Whip (large)
  • Wood Blocks (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Zil-Bel


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The work is dedicated to Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland who served as director of bands at Fresno State [University, California] from 1969 through 2006. Before becoming director of bands himself in 2006, composer Gary P. Gilroy worked side by side with Dr. Sutherland from 1993 until 2006 as the associate director of bands, and their relationship continues to this day. Dr. Gilroy is extremely grateful to have had such a knowledgeable mentor in the field of music. Gilroy felt that a work dedicated to "Doc", as he is known, is long overdue. Composing a work for one of the finest honor bands in our country seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Reperio Veritatis, or "finding the truth", in music has always been his goal, and Dr Sutherland considers this to be one of the primary reasons for his tremendous success throughout his long and distinguished career. Regarding the title of this new work, Dr. Sutherland wrote the following:

I have always searched for the "truth" in music. Finding the truth, for me, starts with the score. Mahler, for instances, gives a lot of specifics – Bach, not so much. So it's up to you to do the research necessary to find what the truth is for you. Any valid performance rests on one's total musical experience. How much music of different styles and periods you have played determines the depth and imagination you bring to your interpretation. Seek the truth, find the truth – reperio veritatis.

Reperio Veritatis was composed specifically for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association 2020 High School Wind Ensemble and received its official premiere with the composer conducting on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Long Beach, California.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association All-Southern 2020 High School Wind Ensemble (Gary P. Gilroy, conductor) – 18 January 2020 *Premiere Performance*

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