St Patrick's Day Toast, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Scott Boerma

Scott Boerma

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Madison Music Works LLC
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Roto-toms (4)
  • Snare Drum

SATB Choir


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A St. Patrick's Day Toast is an Irish-themed medley to celebrate March 21st. The first half of Scott Boerma's work is made up of exact excerpts from the Joseph Flummerfelt arrangement of Danny Boy for SATB choir and Percy Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry for band. The second half is comprised of original material by Dr. Boerma.

This work was commissioned by Steve Davis expressly to conclude the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory Wind Ensemble's performance, on St. Patrick's Day 2017 – including a leprechaun and his pot of gold -- at the CBDNA Annual Convention in Kansas City.

- Program note by composer and Dave Strickler

NB: Because this work contains extended exact quotes from the Flummerfelt and the Grainger copyrighted compositions, to avoid violating copyright restrictions, ensembles performing it must also own those two compositions.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Scott Boerma, personal correspondence, March 2017