From Wind Repertory Project
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OK Feel Good Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $29.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Singer, amplified
Players clapping


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

First I wrote a three-minute wordless song. More specifically, I made a bubble gum pop song that might live on Top 40 lists and American Idol auditions. With as many hook-y tunes as I could muster. Then I extended it out into a seven-minute orchestrated classical-style movement, where those ear-worming tunes are put into counterpoint with each other, and blown up into concert proportions. And so the work has all the structural elements of pop, in the proper order: verses, choruses ... a bridge. In short, it's MY single, ready for worldwide release.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Chris Kaatz, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • World Adult Wind Orchestra Project (Schladming, Aus.) (Pillip Riggs, conductor; Hila Plittmann, soprano) – 12 July 2017
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Timothy Robblee, conductor) - 22 April 2017
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Concert Winds (Christian Reardon MacLellan, conductor; Dylan Earle, voice) – 1 April 2017
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock (Ken Goff, conductor) - 2 December 2016
  • Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble – 2015
  • Sun Prairie (Wisc.) High School Wind Ensemble – 21 May 2013

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