From Wind Repertory Project
Ira Hearshen

Ira Hearshen

Sentimental is the first movement of the dance suite Aragon 1945-1952.

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The first movement was inspired by the 1940s hit Sentimental Journey, which was first performed and recorded by Les Brown and His Band of Renown with vocalist Doris Day. Scored at a medium swing tempo, the piece effectively conveys the spirit, charm, and energy of the swing era with lyrical melodies, lush harmonies, solos for trumpet and trombone, and attractive contrasts of texture and dynamics.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Ira Hearshen website Accessed 30 August 2019
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/6 (January 2018), p. 28-30.