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David P. Miller

David P. Miller

General Info

Year: 2017
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Silver Clef Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe br /> Bassoon
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On August 21, 2017, all of North America was treated to its first total solar eclipse since 1979 (touching only the Northwest United States and Canada), and the last one until 2024 (going from Mexico, from Texas to Maine, and into Canada's Maritime provinces). The path of totality in 2017 stretched from Oregon to South Carolina, but people as far away as Canada and Mexico were able to see 50-75% of the eclipse.

In an email conversation with the former director of the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Community Band, the composer discovered that no march or other piece of music had been written to commemorate this or any other solar eclipse.

The composing muse immediately struck, and the result was this march, written and scored in a period of three days, printed and ready to play in six.

After offering this march to the band community, we wound up with eight bands across the U.S. and Canada scheduling this march to be performed in public within a week of the total solar eclipse of 2017.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Second Winds (McMinnville, Ore.) (Mark Williams, conductor) – 19 August 2017
  • Mississippi Community (Jackson) Symphonic Band (David P. Miller, conductor) – 19 August 2017 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • David Miller, personal correspondence, August 2017