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Soaring! (Shaffer)

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David Shaffer

David Shaffer


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $68.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Soaring is a mode of flight in which height is gained slowly by using air that is moving upwards. Written for music educator’s Randy Heuvelman’s 30 years of service to the Woodland (Illinois) School District, Soaring paints a music portrait of dedication, compassion and intensity, all aspects of this educator’s tenure. A slower middle section alternating between choirs of woodwinds and brass paints a serene portrait with lush harmonies and soaring countermelodies. The extensive percussion scoring utilizes timbres that add and complement the completed musical setting. Soaring is truly one of David’s best works.

Program Note from Publisher Website


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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