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Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Longitude 91 Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbals (medium and small)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam (large and medium)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the start, I knew I wanted the piece to be connected to the state of Minnesota: the place I’ve called home for most of my life. When I think of Minnesota, my mind tends to drift to the scenic stretch of Lake Superior between Duluth and Canada, locally referred to as the North Shore. While there are seemingly countless outdoor destinations along the North Shore from which to choose, the Temperance River has always been a personal favorite. Further, I knew this was an area many of the members of the consortium had likely visited.

After contemplating some of the different directions I might take the work, I became intrigued by the word “temperance.” Most simply, the word is defined as “restraint.” From the chorale-like passages to the moments of nearly static harmony, the idea of “restraint” permeated my thoughts as I composed. Temperance is my response to the beauty, serenity and solitude found along Minnesota’s North Shore.

Temperance (2016) was commissioned by a consortium of Minnesota universities, colleges, and high schools and was premiered by the 2017 Intercollegiate Honor Band at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Hastings (Minn.) High School Wind Ensemble (Jim Jacobsen, conductor; Megan Rein, piano; Kathy Warren, harp) – 3 March 2023
  • Augusta (Ga.) University Wind Ensemble (Michael Katterjohn, conductor) - 26 April 2022
  • Miami (Ohio) University Wind Ensemble (Gary A. Speck, conductor)– 11 March 2020
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 11 December 2018
  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) Wind Symphony (Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor) – 1 November 2018
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 18 April 2018
  • Wichita (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble (Timothy Shade, conductor) – 22 March 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southwestern Conference, Houston, Texas)
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Concert Band (Jackie Townsend, conductor) – 26 February 2018
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band (Stephan Bolstead, conductor) - February 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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