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Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |  Score Only - $12.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubles Piccolo)
Oboe (Opt.)
Bassoon (Opt.)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Afushi
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Conga Drum
  • Cymbals (ride; small and medium suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani (3)
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Triangle (small)
  • Xylophone


Errata


Program Notes

Shortcut Home is a rousing, rather elaborate fanfare that features each section of the ensemble. Drawing upon various jazz styles, the music proclaims and cascades, always driving towards the "home" of the final, C Major chord.

Shortcut Home was commissioned by the Hillsborough (New Jersey) High School Band, Mindy Scheierman, director.

- Program Note by Dana Wilson


Three minutes in duration, the work features 17 meter changes in its 94 measures.

- Program Note from Austin Symphonic Band concert program, 2 April 2018


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Texas: III. Complete


Performances

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  • Grand Street Community Band (Brooklyn, N.Y.) (David Blumenthal, conductor) – 14 December 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) – 22 November 2019
  • University of North Texas (Denton) University Band (Brett Penshorn, conductor) – 6 November 2019
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Winds (Travis Almany, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Boomer Band (Brian Britt, conductor) – 18 April 2019
  • Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction) Wind Symphony (Calvin Hofer, conductor) – 10 May 2019
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 25 February 2019
  • Moline (Ill.) High School Symphonic Band (Zach Morton, conductor) – 23 February 2019
  • Southwest Washington (Camas) Wind Symphony (Patrick Murphy, conductor) – 21 October 2018
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Wind Symphony (Alex Wimmer, conductor) - 17 October 2018
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 5 October 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (John R. Locke, conductor) – 27 September 2018
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Wind Ensemble (Tyler Farrell, conductor) – 30 May 2018
  • Houghton (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Timothy McGarvey) - 14 April 2018
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Richard Floyd, conductor) - 2 April 2018
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Brett Richardson, conductor) – 2 April 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Campus Concert Band (Joe Clark, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Wind Symphony (Christopher Hughes, conductor) – 15 October 2017
  • West Virginia University Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) - 10 October 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

A complete list of Dana Wilson's compositions may be found here:


Resources

  • Dana Wilson website.
  • Wilson, D. (2003). Shortcut Home: For Band or Wind Ensemble [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.