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Seize the Day! (Carpe Diem)

From Wind Repertory Project

Patrick Burns


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $76.00   |   Score - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Seize the Day! (Carpe Diem) is a short, energetic work which was written in a ten-day period in January 2008. Commissioned as a concert opener by the Westlake High School (CA) Wind Ensemble for the group’s performance at Carnegie Hall, the piece musically symbolizes the opportunities which lie before us in our lives and the spirit with which we strive to realize our dreams. Each day presents a new chance for us to make the most of every moment with energy, passion and optimism.

-Program Note by Composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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  • Bel Air Community Band (C. Schott Sharnetzka, Conductor) - 9 May 2011
  • Allegheny Valley High School Honors Band (Patrick Burns, Guest Conductor) - 1 February 2011
  • Anchor Bay High School Wind Ensemble (P. David Vinsaw, Conductor) - 21 January 2011
  • New England Conservatory Massachusetts Junior Youth Wind Ensemble (David Samour, Conductor) - 12 December 2011
  • Purdue University Concert Band (Jay Gephart, Conductor) - 26 September 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


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