From Wind Repertory Project
Sean O'Loughlin

Sean O'Loughlin

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (solo), III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute 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
Solo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Soaring is an exciting composition for solo trumpet and concert band. The music is celebratory in nature and features the dynamic and rhythmic range of the trumpet. The piece opens with an American rhythmic gesture reminiscent of Aaron Copland and John Williams. The trumpet answers this gesture with a bold cadenza that will transform into the main melody a little later on in the piece.

-Program Note from publisher

This is a celebrative new work for solo trumpet with band accompaniment. The main theme, first played by the trumpet soloist, is syncopated and characterized by the interval of an ascending perfect fifth. A brief cadenza, reminiscent of the beginning material, anticipates the rousing finale. The colorful scoring is transparent enough to allow the trumpet soloist to be heard throughout. The accompaniment can be handled by advanced middle school or developing high school musicians, but a successful performance will require close attention to the varied rhythmic and stylistic details. Though more difficult, the solo part could be played by an accomplished high school musician, alumnus, local professional or guest artist.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist, August 2013


State Ratings

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