Sunflower Saga

From Wind Repertory Project
James Barnes

James Barnes

Subtitle: Overture for Band, Opus 87

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Condensed Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This overture pays tribute to the American western frontier, Dodge City, and its famous Cowboy Band of that era. Dedicated to the friends and colleagues of the composer for the 20th anniversary of the Kansas Bandmasters Association.

- Program note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Barnes, J. (1994). Sunflower Saga: Overture for Band [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio, Tx.