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Valerie Coleman

Valerie Coleman

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 10:20
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts - $145.00   |   Score Only - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano 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-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Castanets
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Doumek
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A nation without a country is the best way to describe the nomadic tribes known as gypsies, or properly call, the Romani. Their traditions, their language (Roma), legends, and music stretch all over the globe. from the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, and the Iberian peninsula, across the ocean to the Americas.

Roma is a tribute to that culture, in five descriptive themes, as told through the eyes and hearts of Romani women everywhere: Romani Women, Mystic, Youth, Trickster, and History. The melodies and rhythms are a fusion of styles and cultures: malagueña of Spain, Argentine tango, Arabic music, Turkish folk songs, 3/2 Latin claves, and jazz.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Toronto (Ont., Can.) Wind Symphony (Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor) - 7 April 2022
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Matthew O. Smith, conductor) – 31 March 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Southwestern Conference, Waco, Tx.)
  • Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Dana Pradervand, conductor) - 2 March 2022 (87th Annual ABA National Convention)
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Detrich Morrison-Jones, conductor) - 7 October 2021
  • University of Louisville (Ky.) Symphonic Band (Amy Acklin, Conductor) - 30 September 2021
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Orchestra (Stephanie DeLuca, conductor) - 27 April 2021
  • University of North Florida (Jacksonville) Wind Symphony (Erin Bodnar, conductor) - 7 April 2021
  • Ohio University (Athens) Wind Symphony (William Talley, conductor) - 15 November 2020
  • Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony (Knoxville, Tenn.) (Logan Campbell, conductor) - 30 September 2020 (Virtual)
  • Central Kentucky (Lexington) Concert Band (Les Anderson, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor) – 22 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Eastern Division Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Wind Ensemble (Janet Kim, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder Symphonic Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 20 November 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Smedley, conductor) – 3 November 2019
  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Andrea Brown, conductor) – 18 October 2019
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Symphony Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 24 September 2019
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Steven Moore, conductor) – 17 February 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 16 February 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Coleman, V. (2011). Roma: For Concert Band [score]. Theodore Presser: [King of Prussia, Penn.]
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 299.
  • Valerie Coleman website