Roll Tide

From Wind Repertory Project
Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer (arr. Jay Bocook)

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General Info

Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


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Program Notes

Roll Tide is a dramatic, militaristic score for the film Crimson Tide.The piece of music widely regarded as one of Hans Zimmer’s finest compositions, and its powerful, epic and Wagnerian style has often been emulated in many subsequent film scores. Roll Tide is also notable for its many appearances in movie trailers, including the trailers for Independence Day, The Saint, Armageddon, and others. The name of the song is copied from the rallying of the University of Alabama whose athletics teams are known as the Crimson Tide.

The movie Crimson Tide is a 1995 submarine film written by Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian Federation, in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. It focuses on a clash of wills between the seasoned commanding officer (played by Gene Hackman) and the executive officer (played by Denzel Washington) of nuclear missile submarine, arising from conflicting interpretations of an order to launch their missiles. The familiar Navy Hymn is included in this arrangement.

-Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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