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Philip Rothman

Philip Rothman

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration:c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Philip Rothman

Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Timbales
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Starsplitter is a fast-moving, colorful soundscape, with each instrument playing an important role in the vibrant sonic palette. It's an effervescent work belonging to the episodic "color-splash" end of the spectrum of minimalism. The piece moves from one aural soundscape to another in a free form, always maintaining a constant driving pulse throughout the work. I arrived at the title after considering many combinations of celestial terms to describe this piece’s explosive energy.

The work received its premiere on May 2, 2007, by the New Trier High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

- Program Note by composer

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 14 July 2015 – WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.

Works for Winds by this Composer


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