Short Essay

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Travis J. Cross

Travis J Cross

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General Info

Year: 2003 / 2009
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa) Symphony Band, this piece features driving rhythmic intensity and a charming melody.

An essay is generally defined as a short and somewhat informal composition on a single subject. To that end, my Short Essay for symphonic wind ensemble lasts only four minutes and concerns the inception and development of one musical theme.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Shakopee (Minn.) High School Concert Band (Eric Christianson, conductor) – 3 March 2023
  • St. Cloud (Minn.) State University Wind Ensemble (David Lumley, conductor) - 19 April 2022
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (Calif.) Band (Travis J. Cross, conductor) – 21 March 2017

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