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Sound of the Eastern Shore, The

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Piano (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This dynamic work was commissioned by and dedicated to the Daphne High School Wind Ensemble in Daphne, Alabama, a charming Gulf Coast town known as "The Jubilee City." The title of the piece is a reference to the school's marching band, known as "The Sound of the Eastern Shore." The composer's visit to the town inspired the composition as the melodies are intended to be a jubilant celebration of the history and character of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

The piece begins with a bold, aggressive fanfare that introduces a vibrant main section with smooth, carefree melodic material representing a calm, Gulf Coast sunset. The piece soon becomes more intense and emotional as it reaches an energetic transition passage that leads to a dramatic restatement of the opening fanfare. A sudden accelerando then drives the piece to a powerful and victorious conclusion.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist. September 2018, 29-30.
  • Perusal score