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Tiger Tail March

From Wind Repertory Project
Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $17.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It was 1978. I was 16 years old at that time and first horn in the Ark-La-Tex honor band which is hosted by Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Not my first honor band, but the first time I had the honor of having Dr. Harry Begian as the clinician. He was larger than life. Articulate with both words and the baton. Demanding? Yes. Strict? Yes, but nothing compared to my high school band director at that time and also par for the period. Warm and giving, he seemed to me a fountain of musical knowledge and experience. He showed a love and passion for music beyond anything I had ever experienced. He changed the way I saw music, and the impact of that experience is still with me today. The following year, I had him again, with another honor band. Between the two performances, the pieces I remember the most were: Russian Christmas Music, Armenian Dances, and La Fiesta Mexicana. War horses with a War Horse.

I have tried to spiritually incorporate these works, emotions, and the spirit of the clinician, Dr. Begian, into this march. Light, articulate, funny, tricky, bold, joyful and honorable. I hope I have done him and those fond memories justice. An unusual march for an unusually gifted musician!

- Program Note by composer


Title and premiere by the Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, November 7, 2000, Frank Wickes, Conductor.

- Program Note by publisher


For Dr. Harry Begian and a lifetime of music giving.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Giroux, J. (2001). Tiger Tail March: For Concert Band [score]. Musica Propria: San Antonio, Tex.