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Spilled Orange

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Judy Bozone

Judy Bozone

General Info

Year: 2015 / 2018
Duration: c. 10:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $350.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam, large and medium
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Spilled Orange is a musical fantasy based on a poem about a tiger. In the poem, the tiger's black stripes are removed and its orange color spills over the room. My interpretation of this poem features bold gestures. Opening brass passages reflect the strong beating heart of a tiger and the undying spirit of a ferocious and powerful animal. As the music continues, the difficult struggle of removing the tiger's stripes is voiced through oscillating chords in the winds. After a meditative passage, a large glissando in the harp and expressive wind passages signal the tiger's orange color beginning to spill into the room.

While writing this piece, I reflected on my life in Thailand and my memories of living in America. I considered the qualities of the music and sounds that surrounded me as I was growing up. For me, American music is heavily influenced by a unique sense of rhythm and pulse, a comfort with expressing 'complex noisy sounds' and a melodic preference for large intervals. When writing Spilled Orange, I actively tried to embrace these musical sensibilities.

All in all, I composed this piece while traveling between, among and throughout Thailand and the United States over the course of many years, a journey of approximately 54,036 miles.

- Program Note by composer


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None discovered thus far.


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