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Carol Barnett

Carol Barnett

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Subtitle: Dance Club

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn I-II
Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tirana was commissioned by the Minnesota Chapter of the College Band Directors National Association as an addition to the grade 3 band literature. It was an interesting challenge to write within the guidelines of accessible keys and easily negotiable ranges. As a departure from the common slow-fast or fast-slow-fast band music forms, I chose to write a series of dances, introduced and interrupted by short fanfares, with the basic tempo steady throughout. The work is tonal, but to avoid boredom I modified the major scales with occasional lowered 2nds, 6ths and 7ths, and raised 4ths. I also included some complex meter patterns which, with the exotic scales, make the piece sound vaguely Southeast-European. Since I hadn’t done any specific research on dance types from that area, I picked a place name at random; hence Tirana.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Limestone University (Gaffney, S.C.) Wind Ensemble (Seth Taft, conductor) - 9 December 2021
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison University Band (Darin Olson, conductors) – 8 March 2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison University Band (Cole Hairston, conductor) - 3 December 2017
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band (Donald Loveljoy, conductor) - February 2006 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Carol Barnett website Accessed 5 January 2017
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 254.