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Retreat and Pumping Song

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David Stanhope

David Stanhope

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General Info

Year: 1979 / 1995 / 2001 / 2016
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Eight horns
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - A$52.00


1. Retreat
2. Pumping Song


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The original version is for horn octet, published by the Hornists' Nest in 1980. Director Lowell Shaw gave me permission to make a concert band version, which is not difficult for a good high school band. The Retreat was expanded with a longer middle section. The Pumping Song begins with a balcony trumpet solo. Rich harmonies are found throughout the Retreat, with a bouncing melody following in the Pumping Song.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Colburn, conductor) – 17 October 2018

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